The course is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). Course participants complete a final exam to obtain continuing education credit.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the opioid crisis, including its extent and how it affects the critical work that first responders do;
- Describe mental health and substance use issues and mental and substance use disorders that are more common among first responders than the general public;
- Recognize the warning signs of mental and substance use disorders in yourself and your peers;
- Help reduce stigma, or negative and incorrect ideas about mental and substance use disorders—including the nature of opioid use and misuse, opioid use disorder, and addiction, and the needs of first responders;
- Identify and use stress management and healthy coping strategies; and
- Share evidence-based practices and resources for self-care and positive responses to work stress.
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Sign in and start the course. Participants are eligible to receive 1 continuing education unit (CEU) credit from CAPCE after successfully completing this course.
For additional trainings, including those specifically designed for first responders, visit the Online DTAC Training Courses web page.
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First Response: Working on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis Training Course is accredited by CAPCE for 1 credit hour.
Kendall K. Hall (M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, and M.S., Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Northwestern University) is a Managing Director at IMPAQ International, and she serves as an internal subject matter expert in the areas of patient safety and healthcare quality improvement. She leads the work of IMPAQ’s Quality Improvement and Patient Safety content area and serves as project director and senior advisor on related projects. She serves as Project Director for the National Content Developer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients initiative, which aims to reduce all-cause patient harm and reduce readmissions for hospitalized patients. She also serves as a senior technical advisor on two programs: CMS’s Strategic Innovation Engine and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance & Patient Safety). Dr. Hall also served as a Medical Officer in the AHRQ Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Dr. Hall is board certified in emergency medicine and licensed to practice medicine in Maryland.
For questions about the online course, or all other disaster technical assistance inquires contact SAMHSA DTAC at 800-308-3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.