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All-Ohio Medical School Opioid Use Disorder Collaborative Curriculum

Funded by Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

C3. Session Overview - Opioid overdose and withdrawal

This session will equip the learner with the ability to recognize, assess, and treat opioid withdrawal. The learner will be able to score the severity of the withdrawal. The learner will be able to choose from different treatment options to manage opioid withdrawal.

Instructional Strategy: Lecture/Discussion, 1 hour

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the features of opioid withdrawal in a written case.
  2. Describe medications that may precipitate withdrawal
  3. Risk stratify patients in opioid withdrawal
  4. Manage the patient in opioid withdrawal
  5. Prescribe appropriate therapy for patients in opioid withdrawal
  6. Evaluate and manage opioid withdrawal in special populations

Author: Charles Emerman, MD

School: Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center

Curriculum Template - Opioid Overdose_Emerman 5-16-2019

Presentation - Opioid Overdose & Withdrawal_Emerman 6-15-2019

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