Johns Hopkins University
Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact
Johns Hopkins University

Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact

Taught in English

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7 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Identify data sources for information about the opioid epidemic in the United States and explain general trends in opioid overdose deaths.

  • Identify ways that prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) can be used to reduce the supply of prescription opioids

  • Explain why pharmacy benefit managers are relevant to opioid epidemic

  • Explain the role of prescribing guidelines, safe storage, treatment, reducing stigma, and product design in opioid epidemic

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There are 10 modules in this course

This module reviews the data available about opioid use disorders in the United States. Information about general trends in opioid overdose, and some limitations of current data systems are discussed. This module draws from section 6 of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 quiz

This module provides an overview of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). Explanations of how PDMPs are used to reduce the supply of prescription opioids likely to be misused are discussed. A review of the research about PDMPs is also included. This module draws from section one of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

1 video1 quiz

This module reviews prescribing guidelines as an intervention for reducing high risk opioid prescribing. A conversation between the course instructors and representatives from CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control about CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain provides insight into the process of developing and disseminating one guideline. This module aligns with section two of of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

3 videos1 quiz

This module provides an overview of the role of pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies in the supply of prescription opioids. Opportunities to monitor high risk prescribing through PBMs and pharmacies are also discussed. This module draws from section three of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

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1 video1 quiz

This module introduces the idea that redesigning opioid medications and the pill vials they are prescribed in is one strategy to reduce unintentional opioid poisonings and diversion. The module features a discussion of a prototype design for a pill vial engineered to dispense a specified amount of medication at programmed intervals to authorized users. This module aligns with section four of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

3 videos1 quiz

This module reviews strategies for communicating with patients and the public about opioid use disorders. Safe storage and disposal strategies are also discussed. This module draws from section five of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

1 video1 quiz

This module discusses addiction as a disease and medication as treatment. Consideration of known risk factors for disease are also reviewed. This module aligns with section seven of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

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8 videos1 quiz

This module describes naloxone, a medication that effectively reverses an opioid overdose, and how access to naloxone has increased. The role of government agencies in disseminating naloxone prescriptions is also highlighted. This module draws from section eight of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

4 videos1 quiz2 plugins

This module provides an overview of harm reduction in the context of opioid use disorders. Examples of harm reduction strategies are provided, and the available evidence discussed. This module aligns with section nine of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

7 videos1 quiz

This module discusses the stigma surrounding drug use and treatment. Strategies for combatting stigma by providing alternatives to stigmatizing language are discussed. This module draws from section 10 of the "The Opioid Epidemic" report (2017).

What's included

4 videos1 quiz

Instructor

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5.0 (17 ratings)
Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
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