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Opioid Use in DC: New Prescriber Tools for Prevention and Treatment

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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Conference Center

1100 Alabama Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20032

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  • Identify new tools for nurse practitioners to prevent and treat opioid abuse and overdose in the District of Columbia.
  • Assess the state of opioid use, abuse, and overdose in the DC.
  • Examine behavioral health aspects of addiction and tools to identify vulnerable patients.
  • Examine and evaluate management and treatment options for opioid addiction, including medication assisted therapy.
  • Discuss the use, benefits, and limitations of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for opioid prescribers and patients.
  • Identify ways to improve care and service for active drug users in clinical settings, with lessons learned from a successful community-based model.
  • Examine and evaluate alternative pain management options, including recommendation of medical marijuana in DC.

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1100 Alabama Avenue Southeast

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