Opioids Part 1 with Dr. Sheyna Gifford

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Jan 02 2017 29 mins   564

It's no secret that we have a major opioid problem in the United States. The number of people addicted to opioids has reached epidemic proportions and we are certainly seeing this everyday in the Emergency Department. In this episode Dr. Sheyna Gifford discusses a few facts about the scope of this epidemic, the basics of recognizing opioid overdose, and initial stabilization and treatment. She'll discuss the many different ways of using naloxone (aka Narcan) that we can utilize to wake up patients safely and without precipitating acute withdrawal.