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DC Experts Discuss Fentanyl: Is it Different From Other Opioids? Harm Reduction Series Session 3

June 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Description: Fentanyl continues to have an increased presence in the drug supply necessitating reconsideration of prevailing treatment approaches for OUD. This session will explore inadvertent exposure and aspects of OUD treatment that may require updating given the high level of fentanyl now experienced in DC.

  • Outline pharmacological properties of fentanyl contributing to fentanyl’s lethality
  • Describe prevention of and intervention for inadvertent fentanyl exposure
  • Compare and contrast treatment of overdoses for fentanyl versus heroin
  • Review if changes are needed for initiating buprenorphine for fentanyl compared to other opioids

Speakers: Shannon Robinson, MD (HMA)Sari Frankel, MPH (DC Dept. of Behavioral Health), & Alexandra Evans, MFS (DC Dept. of Forensic Sciences)

Shannon Robinson Profile PhotoSari Frankel MPH Profile PhotoAlexandra Evans, MFS Profile Photo
Learning Objectives:

  • Outline pharmacological properties that differentiate fentanyl from other opioids
  • Identify the data regarding overdose treatment for fentanyl compared to other opioids
  • Review if changes are needed for initiating buprenorphine for fentanyl compared to other opioids

Content Level: Foundational

Target Audience: Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Personal Care Aides, Government Agencies, and Community-Based Organizations.

Course Interaction & System Requirements: This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Course Completion & CE Requirements:

Health Management Associates, #1780, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Health Management Associates maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2025.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. To verify your attendance, please be sure to log in from an individual account and link your participant ID to your audio.

CME Credits:

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. This session is approved by AAFP for up to 1.0 AMA Level 1.0 CME credit.

Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10-12 business days of course completion.

System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, high-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible



June 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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