This course is for individuals, parents, healthcare professionals and groups and organizations who are working to prevent and reduce the effects of the opioid public health crisis. This is ideal for groups who serve individuals at risk for an opioid use disorder/addiction or overdose.
This includes, but not limited to: businesses, coalition and community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government, health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, etc.
Understand harm reduction as a health policy and practice.
Convey why, after decades of government policy, harm reduction efforts and research are needed again to help with the opioid epidemic.
Describe the role of harm reduction within the opioid public health crisis solutions and best practices.
Learn how to apply Harm Reduction principles in your life and in your work.
In partnership with Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education, and funding from the Employers Forum of Indiana and the Amerisource Bergen Foundation, Overdose Lifeline has developed layperson and clinician CE courses and Certificate Program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.
The course and the certificate program are structured to support the educational needs of healthcare professionals, students, and the layperson. An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits).
The online courses provide the following CE credit accreditations:
Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) — See Courses
Pharmacy: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) — See Courses
Physician: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) — See Courses
Other: AMA PRA Category 1™ (ACCME) which will service all other clinical and layperson CEs — See Courses
100% course completion
80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam
Complete the course ending survey