12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | August 3, 2021| 1 contact hour or 1 CME
This presentation will review nonmedical opioid use and older adults, including epidemiology, risk factors of diversion, link between opioid use and elder abuse, risk factors for nonmedical opioid use, and prevention strategies for nonmedical use, development of OUD, and overdose.
You will be able to:
- Compare the epidemiology of nonmedical opioids use among older people and the general population
- Describe risk factors for diversion of prescription medications from elderly patients
- List risk factors for at-risk and nonmedical opioid use and overdose among people who are older
- Identify nonmedical opioid prevention strategies
About the Presenter
Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP Dr. Stephanie Nichols is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of New England College of Pharmacy, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Pharmacist at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Read more
Contact hours A completed evaluation is required to receive contact hours for the following:
1 Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians
1 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour for CHES/MCHES. 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 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
1 contact hour pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
1 contact hour for prevention from the Maine Prevention Certification Board: This training has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine.