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Opioids: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions

Sep 28, 201712:00pm EDT1.5 hours
Dr. Simone will describe the opioids taken in overdose, discuss the evolution of the opioid epidemic, review statistics and discuss the presentation and management of opioid overdose.

Dr. Karen Simone is the Director of the Northern New England Poison Center, which serves the States of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Current interests in toxicology include enhancement of the collaboration between professionals working with patients who have coexisting substance abuse and psychiatry disorders, as it relates to poisoning.

1.5 contact hours for nurses. CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.
1.5 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
1.5 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1.5 contact hours for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
Up to 1.5 CME contact hours for physicians and physician assistants. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.