HCV & Substance Misuse

Heroin And Fentanyl: Lab Perspective

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • Other: 0.50
    • CDE: 0.50
    • CPHCE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 4, 2019
  • Expires: Sep 3, 2022
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (44 Ratings)

Faculty

Susan D.  Robinson Susan D. Robinson, BS
Forensic Scientist Specialist II
Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratory
Frankfort, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the health care system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the 2nd highest drug overdose death rate in the US in 2013.

KENTUCKY INJURY PREVENTION AND RESEARCH CENTER http://www.mc.uky.edu/kiprc/
KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/
Released October 2015

The addition of fentanyl to illegally produced drugs has dramatically increased the overdose and death rates.

This activity has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1.

Target Audience

Health care providers observing the dramatic increase in overdoses and deaths due to illegally produced drugs.

Objectives

Upon completion of this education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the recent trends in drug casework submissions
  • Describe fentanyl as the drug lab game changer

Accreditation

CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.50 hours of participation.

CDE
This online course meets regulatory requirements for 0.50 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

CPHCE
University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 1.00 hour of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker or planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speaker. In some cases, the presentation might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. The speaker will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Acknowledgement

This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC).

In collaboration with Kentucky Aids Education Training Center (KY AETC).