This session will explore the many ways in which opioid epidemic affects pediatric medicine, from toddler exploratory poisonings, to young patients’ parental loss, neonatal abstinence syndrome to adolescent opioid use disorder. The program will look at child injury epidemiology and focus on child injury prevention. Attendees will learn how they can reduce the harm of the opioid epidemic by sharing key public health messages with caretakers of pediatric patients.
The Poison Control Center’s Opioid Assistance Resource (OAR) line is organizing a 4-part virtual webinar series focusing on prescribing, family and pediatric approaches to opioid use disorder (OUD) care, and the landscape of substance and opioid treatment in Philadelphia. This series is part of the OAR Line collection with support from the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Substance Use Response Guidance and Education (SURGE) program.
- Discuss clinical and social outcomes of the opioid epidemic that impact pediatric medicine.
- Identify harm reduction parenting strategies to share with caretakers of minor patients.
This seminar focuses on poison control and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “The Pediatric Impact of the Opioid Crisis: Session 1 of 4,” on August 31, 2022. To view the other sessions from this 4-part series, please access these links below:
- Adolescent Opioid Use Disorder: Session 2
- Buprenorphine Induction Beyond the Basics: Session 3
- A Resources Roadmap to Recovery in the Greater Philadelphia Area: Session 4
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