Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder (OUD).
  2. Describe risk factors for OUD.
  3. Develop a risk mitigation plan.
  4. Identify patients at risk of opioid overdose.
  5. Describe signs and symptoms of opioid overdose.
  6. Describe how to administer various formulations of naloxone


  • Christopher Herndon, PharmD
  • Raymond Tait, PhD
  • McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD
  • Rebecca Luebbert, PhD, RN
  • Kevin Rowland, PhD
  • Gretchen Slasich, PhD, PT
  • Kimberly Zoberi, MD

Intended Audience

This course has been designed for

  • Medical students in years 1 through 3
  • Advanced undergraduate and years 1 to 2 masters degree nursing students
  • Dental students in year 3
  • Students in year 2 of a doctoral physical therapy degree
  • Pharmacy students in year 3


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