Ultra-Potent Synthetic Opioids: A Deadly New Trend
Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.
Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.
- Identify the synthetic drugs of abuse growing in popularity, most notably the novel synthetic opioids.
- Recognize the methods of drug abuse, mechanism of action, clinical effects, and toxicity of synthetic oioids and synthetic cannabinoids.
- Review Iowa's Naloxone Access Law.
- Describe the approach taken by tozicologists/poison centers toward the management of synthetic drug toxicity.
Linda Kalin, RN, BS, CPSI
Iowa Poison Control Center
- Linda Kalin has nothing to disclose regarding financial relationships with any commercial entities, commercial companies providing support for this program, or any commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in this presentation.
- No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content.
This program is supported by gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, First American Bank, and Green Hills Health Care Center. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AOA Category 2A