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The Opioid Epidemic and the Covid Pandemic

Monday, May 10, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Event Contact
Business and Community Solutions
844.642.2338, ext. 1399
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The COVID-19 Pandemic has exacerbated not just opioid addiction but all substance use disorders in a climate of decreased access to addiction services combined with increased social isolation, anxiety, and depression caused by lockdown living circumstances.

Instructor Kimberley Gau, leads this 2-hour program to raise awareness regarding the magnitude of the problem and the strategies being deployed pre and post-pandemic to save lives and treat addiction. You will learn about:

  • Natural and synthetic opiate/opioid drugs
  • Physiologic mechanisms that contribute to opioid addiction
  • Evidenced-based treatment for positive patient outcomes

Continuing Education

  • 2.0 nursing contact hours will be provided by Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #7
  • 2.4 CEHs/CEUs given for other healthcare disciplines

This opportunity is funded through a partnership with County Social Services CARES funding to provide training for essential workers in the Northeast Iowa Region.