Chief of Prehospital and Operational Medicine Albany Medical College Delmar, New York
EMS, law enforcement and public health have teamed up across the country for creative solutions to engage opioid users in pathways to care, prevent and treat overdose, and work to increase the safety for this marginalized group in society. Some solutions show great promise, yet there are no simple answers. Join us as we explore some of the programs that have been implemented across the country, what has worked, what has not, and a discussion of the challenges of the latest scourge of overdoses.
Upon completion the participants will be able to discuss some of the problems that need to be overcome to initiate an intervention for opioid withdrawal treatment
Upon completion the participants will be able to list some opportunities for intervention with opioid users in their community
Upon completion the participants will have an understanding of some of the pertinent literature and programs regarding opioid user interventions in the out of hospital setting