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All-Ohio Medical School Opioid Use Disorder Collaborative Curriculum

Funded by Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

C3.1. Session Overview - Emergency department interventions

Two simulation-based training sessions provide an opportunity for medical students to recognize and treat opioid withdrawal and overdose. Students will apply knowledge acquired in other portions of the curriculum in these standardized patient scenarios. An inter-professional structure is encouraged as is an approach that considers the multifaceted approach to OUD in the acute setting.

Instructional Strategy: Simulation, Two 1-hour sessions

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize opioid overdose toxidrome and opiate withdrawal syndrome.
  2. Perform life support maneuvers in the setting of respiratory and hemodynamic depression.
  3. Delineate and recognize complex factors associated with opiate overdose and withdrawal.
  4. Employ appropriate medications to treat opiate overdose and withdrawal.
  5. Employ appropriate interdisciplinary support to initiate treatment for patients after opiate overdose / withdrawal.

Author: Thomas Noeller, MD

School: Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center

Curriculum Template - Emergency Dept. Intervention_Noeller_7-18-19

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