MMP invites you to the next in our series of webinars: THE OPIOID CRISIS

THE OPIOID CRISIS

Time to Rethink Pain Management?

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Webinar time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM Central

1.0 CE for CEU credit for both nurses (AANAC) and administrators (NCERS/NAB)

The image of the opioid addict is no longer just a young person. That demographic is fast becoming outdated a new study suggests. Today, someone abusing opioids could be a working mom (perhaps at your facility), or even a senior recently admitted.

Opioids are commonly prescribed for the elderly to treat chronic pain, increasing the risk of abuse and addiction. Between 2006 and 2012 U.S., emergency rooms saw a 78% rise in visits involving seniors and prescription or illicit drug misuse.

Older adults are likely to experience emotional, physical, social and cognitive changes that often lead to taking medications as a coping mechanism. This is especially true for seniors with serious health problems.

Join us for this informative webinar when we will review…

  • How we got to this point – the Opioid Nation
  • What we can do to relieve its impact
  • More effective ways of screening for substance abuse
  • Ways to identify harmful patterns of opioid use including addiction
  • What’s working and what’s not in prevention and treatment

Jan Pizzolanti, RPh, President of Experienced RX Consults, will provide suggestions for better controlling the potential opioid crisis in our LTC Communities.

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Call Brenda Brinka at 708-710-3003 or email brenda.b@mmprx.com to learn how MMP can help your community succeed and grow.

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