Continuing medical education focusing on opioid epidemic now available online

Continuing medical education focusing on opioid epidemic now available online

Two presentations from the 2018 R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship, “A Fine Line: Abuse and Addiction,” now are available for viewing online.

The annual lectureship took place on Aug. 22, 2018, at The Olmsted in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 2016, Kentucky had the country’s fifth highest rate of deaths due to drug overdose. The opioid abuse epidemic is increasing, and addiction to opioids often begins with prescribed medications. Because of this staggering statistic, the 2018 R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship focused on educating physicians and clinicians of the latest reporting guidelines and the ability to recognize the early symptoms of abuse and red flags of addiction.

To view the two programs, visit NortonHealthcare.com/CME and click on “CME Activities.” You will be directed to Norton Healthcare’s continuing medical education activity home page. In the left column, click on “Online Activities.” Scroll down until you see the two “A Fine Line: Abuse and Addiction” programs. If you don’t already have an account, you will need to create one.

For additional questions related to these online activities, contact the Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical Education at CME@nortonhealthcare.org or (502) 446-5955.