2020 AHA ALS Opioid Module
2020 AHA ALS Opioid Module

The ALS: Opioid Module is designed to help clinical team members provide immediate treatment and care for adult opioid overdose victims. Course content includes the following:

• Pathophysiology of opioid overdose

• Special considerations on how to care for overdose patients, including naloxone administration

• Recognizing the need for high-quality CPR and the use of a defibrillator as indicated

• Information on the importance and types of resources available for individuals after an opioid overdose, including medication-assisted therapies

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

• Describe the current opioid epidemic in the U.S.

• Explain the pathophysiology of chronic opioid use

• Describe the pathophysiology of opioid overdose

• Describe the efficacy of naloxone for opioid overdose

• Review care considerations for comprehensive treatment after an opioid overdose

This eLearning course features True Adaptive™ learning, where students follow a learning path personalized by their own inputs and self-reported confidence level.

This self-directed module is designed for advanced healthcare providers who are seeking additional content beyond ACLS and Continuing Education (CE) credit.

The intended audiences for ALS: Opioid are Paramedics, ED Physicians, NPs/APNs, ED Nurses, Advanced EMTs, Hospitalists, and PAs.


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