The Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) Program and Trainer Course
The Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) Trainer Course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies).
The Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) Program and Trainer Course is available for use by individuals, healthcare professionals and groups and organizations who are working to prevent and reduce the effects of the opioid public health crisis or who serve individuals at risk for opioid misuse/addiction or overdose.
This program is designed to be delivered to layperson or professionals within your community(ies). This includes, but not limited to:
Businesses, coalition and community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government, health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, etc.
The training course provides the necessary information to understand and address the potential misuse of opioids, risk factors, and suggested prevention and reduction methods. The training course includes a toolset which is customizable for the professional or layperson audiences.
When deployed across a community, or state, it results in all key stakeholders carrying the same awareness and knowledge level and improves cross-channel collaboration and results.
What You Will Learn
You will acquire an in-depth understanding and the tools to train individuals on the opioid public health crisis: what is occurring, how we arrived here, the contributors and risk factors. You will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how the opioid reversal drug Naloxone works. The course will conclude with a review of the multi-faceted solutions model that states, communities and individuals are applying to reduce the effects of the health crisis.
The program is customizable for the professional or layperson audiences. The program materials available for download from the Presenter Resource Center include: Presentation Powerpoint with Presenter Notes and Script and attendee leave behind - Quick Reference Sheet(s).
To become certified as a trainer for this course the following prerequisite is required:
The Brain and the Disease of Addiction, 2.0 CE Credits
While not a prerequisite, we also recommend: Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder, 3.0 CE Credits.
CE Credit and Certificate
Trainers will receive layperson and clinician CE credit for the online courses completed during training through Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.
I. Drug Classifications
II. Brief Review of Addiction / Substance Use Disorder
III. Opioid Overview
A. The Opioid Family of Drugs
B. Opioid Misuse and Addiction
IV. The Overdose Epidemic
A. Data, Trends and Impact
V. Contributors and Risk Factors
A. Prescribing Factors
B. Misrepresentation of Opioid's Addiction Risks
C. Paths to Prescription Pain Medicine Addiction
D. Paths to Heroin Use
E. Further Reading
F. Young Adults / Youth Risk Factors
G. Signs of Heroin or Prescription Opioid Misuse
A. Education and Prevention
B. Safe Prescribing Guidelines
C. Manage Prescriptions
D. Data and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
E. Screening and Early Intervention
F. Reduce the Stigma Associated with Addiction
G. Harm Reduction
H. Treatment and Recovery
VII. Recognizing and Preventing an Opioid Overdose
A. Who is at Risk of an Overdose
B. Factors that Increase Heroin Overdose
C. What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like
D. What is Naloxone
E. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
F. How Naloxone Stops and Overdose
G. Naloxone Access and Laws
H. Naloxone Delivery Devices
I. General Naloxone Information
VIII. End Notes and Resources
Trainer, Training Process
The trainer process is highly accessible, allowing someone to complete the training online and to be able to deliver the program locally in a short period of time. To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more prerequisite courses and program training via the web. The training for this Trainer program includes:
- Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.
- Prerequisite: You will complete the prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.
- Program Course: Then you will take the Opioid Public Health Crisis online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.
- Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.
- Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-4, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.
Program and Training Pricing
Training — $225/person
- Prerequisite: The Brain and the Disease of Addiction, 2.0 CE Credits online course — $30/person
- Training: The Opioid Public Health Crisis online course (3.0 CE Credits) and live web training — $150/person
- Course Kit: $45/person (Printed course materials, 60+ pages)
Interested in Becoming a Delivery Partner for this Program - or Have Questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | 844-554-3354 or click on the "Interested - Please Contact Me" button, complete a brief form and an Overdose Lifeline team member will contact you to answer your questions, review the presenter/trainer program details and talk about next steps.