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The opioid epidemic, labeled the most serious national issue of our time, has worsened with fentanyl. As a healthcare professional, you have a role in our nation’s fatal opioid epidemic. From those who prescribe to those who administer fentanyl, everyone plays a part in helping or hurting those seeking opioids for pain relief. This course will discuss the causes, definitions of use and abuse, pharmacodynamics, and prevention and treatment strategies for this serious issue in healthcare. Go to Fentanyl: Scourge of the Opioids ►
2. Flu 2020
Just 100 years ago, the world was hit by of one of the largest and most devastating flu pandemics in history. During a 2-year stretch, more people died from flu than in all of World War I. In fact, more people died during this pandemic than died from the bubonic plague. Flu, like other diseases that seem lost in the past, is nothing to mess with.
This 4 contact hour course describes the current and historical impact of influenza, seasonal and pandemic. It includes influenza epidemiology, virus types and subtypes, how influenza viruses drift and shift, and a review of the worldwide impact of the 1918–1919 flu pandemic. It discusses the goal of universal vaccination, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and the composition of the 2020 influenza vaccines. Go to Flu 2020 ►
Before starting work on this course, we thought we knew a few things about suicide. It turns out we were painfully uninformed. Like other societal issues, suicide is riven with controversy. Class, gender, racial, cultural, and economic components cloud our understanding. Not to mention, it's hard to talk about and hard to ask patients about!
This 6 contact hour course helps to educate healthcare professionals and others about the scope and seriousness of suicide. It identifies groups disproportionally affected by suicide and provides information about suicide screening. It discusses psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments, emphasizes the importance of supportive third parties, and includes practical guidelines to reduce access to lethal means. Finally, it relates aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans. Go to Suicide in America ►