Online Courses

Immunopharmacotherapy for Opioid-Use Disorder: Applicability to Practice

Price: TBA CE: 1.00

This course is designed to increase your awareness and evidence-based knowledge regarding immunopharmacotherapy treatment for opioid-use disorder, and its impact on patient care. Opioid-use disorder, its current state and treatments, immunopharmacotherapy, its mechanism of action with possible drug-interactions, and the provider’s vital role in utilizing this knowledge to develop adequate pain management and appropriate anesthetic plans to future patients treated with the anti-opioid vaccinations should the drugs receive approval will be discussed.

By completing this course, the healthcare professional will gain an increased knowledge regarding research on pre-clinical immunopharmacotherapy for the treatment of opioid-use disorder. An alertness toward a potential future encounter with the vaccinations will prepare providers to administer safe, effective patient care and follow-up.

Upon completion of this course, program participants will be able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of opioid-use disorder.
  • Distinguish between current opioid-use disorder treatments and their side-effects.
  • Define immunopharmacotherapy.
  • Identify the mechanism of action of immunopharmacotherapy.
  • Understand the pharmacodynamics of anti-opioid vaccinations in pre-clinical animal subjects.
  • Distinguish the potential physiological side-effects and impact from treatment with immunopharmacotherapy on opioid analgesics.
  • Incorporate appropriate pain management techniques within an anesthetic plan for surgical patients undergoing immunopharmacotherapy for the treatment of an opioid-use disorder.
  • Identify the provider’s role in opioid-use disorder and immunopharmacotherapy.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Brianne Beacham, BSN, RN, SRNA

Brianne is a graduate student in the Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program at AdventHealth University. Prior to acceptance to the DNAP program she had received and maintains certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life support, Advanced Live Support, and Basic Life Support. She received her BSN with honors from the University of Central Florida. Since 2014, she has worked in the Multi-System Intensive Care Unit in Orlando, Florida where she witnessed firsthand the impact of the opioid epidemic. While attending the DNAP program, she has researched and developed an education module on immunopharmacotherapy for opioid-use disorder.

Disclosures

This author has no conflicts of interest nor commercial support.

Candice Dykes, BSN, RN, SRNA

Candice is a graduate student in the Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Program at AdventHealth University. Prior to acceptance to the DNAP program she had received and maintains certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life support, Advanced Live Support, Basic life support and is a registered Critical Care Nurse (CCRN). She is originally from Arkansas and received her BSN from the University of Arkansas. Since 2015 she has worked in Medical Surgical and Cardiovascular Critical Care units in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She relocated to Orlando, Florida in 2018 to attend the DNAP program where she has researched and developed a learning module on Immunopharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder.

Disclosures

This author has no conflicts of interest nor commercial support.

Sarah Snell, DNP, CRNA

Sarah Snell is a full time Nurse Anesthesia faculty member at the AdventHealth University and has been a Scholarly Project Chair for multiple graduate research projects since 2016. Sarah has been a practicing CRNA with JLR Medical Group for the last 10 years and preceding her CRNA experience she spent 9 years in clinical practice working in intensive care units (CICU, MICU) and Pre-Operative/Phase II Recovery. She has delivered multiple podium presentations in conjunction with Chronic Non-Malignant Pain, Cardiovascular Disorders and ICU Management, Spiritual Care for the Perioperative Patient, and Opioids and Occupation. Her passion as a healthcare educator was exemplified in obtaining the HRSA Grant for Expanding Access to Master’s Level Nurse Anesthesia Education for Minority and Disadvantaged Students. She received her BSN and MSNA degrees from Adventist University, and her DNP from Duke University.

Disclosures

This author has no conflicts of interest nor commercial support.

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CE Credits: 1, Category: TBD, Expires: 10/31/2022

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

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