SPH: 2024-2026 CHW Opioid Abatement: Naloxone Training

The number of drug overdose deaths in the United States increased by nearly 30% from 2019 to 2020. - At the same time, nearly 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 were from opioids. - From 2019 to 2020, opioid-involved death rates increased significantly. Many deaths from opioids are accidental from taking someone else's prescription, not understanding the dosage or timing to take the prescription, using drugs recreationally, or accepting drugs from friends, family, or others. - Over-the-counter nasal Naloxone administration provides one way that people can abate the deaths caused by these deadly substances.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for preparing community health workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the harm of Fentanyl/opioids when misused.
  2. Recognize the signs of an opioid overdose.
  3. Respond to an opioid overdose by using nasal Naloxone (Two Pack).
  4. Safeguard the community served from accidental opioid exposure and overdose death.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • 5.00 Certified Public Health (CPH)
  • 5.00 HSC Participation
Course opens: 
04/19/2024
Course expires: 
04/18/2026
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Disclosures

In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the person, currently or within the last 24 months) with ineligible interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Division of Academic Innovation's office planning team nor the subject matter experts have anything to disclose.

Primary Authors

Portrait of Teresa Wagner

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
Associate Professor, Health Administration & Policy, School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Personalized Health & Well-Being, School of Health Professions
Interim Director and Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
Director, Texas State Certified CHW/CHWI Training Program
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 

 

CE & Assessment Department

Donnell McKenzie, MA
Program Manager
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Brenda Wilson, MS, CHCP
Senior Instructional Designer
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 

Course Director(s)

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, FNAP, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, FNAP, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Accreditation Statements

This course is certified through the Texas Department of Human Services Site #63 in partnership with the Texas Association of Promotores & Community Health Workers Site #69.

This course is certified for 5 hours.

(Knowledge Base – 5.0)

 

Certified Instructors:

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, CPPS, RD/LD, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC #393

Available Credit

  • 5.00 Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • 5.00 Certified Public Health (CPH)
  • 5.00 HSC Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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