2015 AHA Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers

2015 AHA Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers

Self-directed, eLearning course that teaches all levels of clinical healthcare providers how to provide immediate treatment and care for opioid overdose victims


A self-directed, eLearning course that teaches all levels of clinical healthcare providers how to provide immediate treatment and care for opioid overdose victims

  • The course educates participants in the pathophysiology of opioid overdose; special considerations on how to care for overdose patients, including naloxone administration; recognizing the need for high-quality CPR; and use of a defibrillator as indicated.
  • The course offers information on the importance and types of resources available for individuals after an opioid overdose, including medication-assisted therapies.
  • This course covers adults only.
  • Intended audience: EMTs/paramedics, nurses, physicians, and mid-level providers
  • Approximate completion time: 30 minutes
  • Tech requirements available at https://www.onlineaha.org/technical_requirements
  • Course content is available for 24 months (2 years) following activation.
  • You must provide an e-mail address when ordering this product. A key and instructional information will be sent to you in order to activate the course online.
  • Shipping and handling fees will be removed when order is processed.
  • Codes will be emailed within 24 hours when orders are placed between 7:30am–5:30pm CST Monday–Friday. If order is placed on Friday after 5pm CST, code will be emailed Monday morning.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    • Describe the current opioid epidemic in the USA.
    • Review prescription pain medications and other drugs in the opioid epidemic.
    • Describe opioid effects on the brain.
    • Describe the pathophysiology of opioid overdose.
    • Identify the various types of presentations of opioid overdose.
    • Define what naloxone is and how it works.
    • Identify when naloxone should be administered.
    • Describe how naloxone is administered.
    • Explain where a person at risk of opioid overdose can obtain naloxone.
    • Explain relevant legislative protections for persons carrying naloxone.
    • Identify the different treatment options for various types of opioid overdose presentations.
    • Care after an opioid overdose.
    • Describe the potential risk of a subsequent opioid overdose.
    • Describe medication-assisted therapy and alternative pain management strategies.
  • For successful completion of this course, resulting in a course completion certificate, students must:
    • Review all modules and knowledge checks.
    • Pass a knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%.
  • Course modules include:
    • Recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (use of CPR and reversal agents)
    • Details of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
    • Pathophysiology of pain and opioids leading to addiction
    • Managing acute pain with alternative pain management options

For U.S. customers only

Knowledge of how to perform CPR, including opening the airway, administering rescue breaths, and performing high-quality chest compressions, as well as early use of an AED, is highly recommended before taking this course.


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