The Opioid Crisis- The Impact on Home Care and Hospice



This Live Webcast will take place on 05/02/2018 at 12:30 PM Eastern and is now available for purchase.

UNLIMITED online staff access for 1 year. Once payment is received, your one year access to the program will begin.

Item #180: The Opioid Crisis- The Impact on Home Care and Hospice Live Webcast

Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The majority of drug overdose deaths (66%) involve an opioid. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) was 5 times higher than in 1999. From 2000 to 2016, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Home care and hospice providers are in a unique healthcare provider role. We travel around the community, we interact with family members, and for the most part we are providing patient care as solitary practitioners. As this crisis continues to expand, it is imperative for us to recognize the impact of our everyday practice. Join expert Barbara Citarella from RBC Limited for a discussion of the impact the opioid crisis has on home care and hospice.

This live webcast will focus on:

– Patient care issues such as drug diversion
– Future of prescribing practices
– Staff protection in relationship to secondary exposure, and
– Potential issues in a disaster.

Length of Program: 60 minutes

About the Speaker:
Barbara B. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V, President and CEO, RBC Limited

Ms. Citarella is the founder of RBC Limited Healthcare and Management Consultants. Barbara is recognized for her expertise in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, infection control, and disaster preparedness. She is an internationally known speaker and has her certification in homeland security. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC). Most recently, Barbara has been assisting health care organizations with visionary planning sessions on health care and managed care reform.

*CE credits are “NOT” available for this program. However, a Certificate of Attendance will be available so you can apply for CEUs within your state.

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