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Sepsis and Opioid Use Disorder: The Intersection of Two Public Health Crises

Webinar/Online

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
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Topic

Sepsis and opioid use disorders are major sources of morbidity, mortality, and costs to the healthcare system. While most of the national focus has been on the rising number of fatal opioid overdoses, less attention has been paid to the serious infectious complications of opioid use disorders, including sepsis. In this webinar hosted by Sepsis Alliance, Drs. Rhee and Kimmel will review recent data elucidating the epidemiology of sepsis and opioid-related hospitalizations and discuss potential strategies for reducing the harms associated with the intersection of these two public health emergencies.

Speaker(s)

Simeon Kimmel, MD, MA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center; Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Assistant Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute / Harvard Medical School

Credits Offered

This event offers 1.2 CNE credits to attendees.
Accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours..

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Sepsis and opioid use disorders are major sources of morbidity, mortality, and costs to the healthcare system. While most of the national focus has been on the rising number of fatal opioid overdoses, less attention has been paid to the serious infectious complications of opioid use disorders, including sepsis. In this webinar hosted by Sepsis Alliance, Drs. Rhee and Kimmel will review recent data elucidating the epidemiology of sepsis and opioid-related hospitalizations and discuss potential strategies for reducing the harms associated with the intersection of these two public health emergencies.

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

At the end of the presentation, the learner should be able to:

  • Review the major acute infectious complications of opioid use disorders;
  • Describe the prevalence, clinical characteristics, outcomes, and trends of sepsis and opioid-related hospitalizations;
  • Discuss integration of opioid use disorder treatment with sepsis care to reduce morbidity and mortality from both infections and opioid use disorder.