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The Crisis Facing America: Opioid Panel Discussion

Release Date: 09/11/2018
Expiration Date: 09/11/2021 
Originally presented at the NASN2018 Annual Conference

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hour.

Cost: $20.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
The past few years America has been working on addressing the massive opioid crisis that is plaguing our communities and harming children and families. Due to frequent overdoses, accidental deaths and first-responder exposures to potentially lethal doses of illicit drugs in the community setting, leading school nurses to address this crisis head-on. In this general session we will have a panel discussion to explore a multi-disciplinary approach to how the school nurse can impact policy changes and educate families in the school community on prevention strategies. Listen to local Maryland leaders and how they are tackling this situation in their communities.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
  • Identify key strategies for addressing opioid crisis in the school setting.
  • Identify interdisciplinary team members for the school nurse to promote care coordination in relation to addiction and prevention.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in grassroots advocacy, policy development and prevention education.


Ihuoma G. Emenuga, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, Maryland

Mallorie Schwartman
Community Relations Specialist
Maryland Addiction and Recovery
Towson, Maryland

Karen Siska-Creel, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Bureau of School Health and Support
Anne Arundel County Department of Health

Peter Musser, PhD
Licensed Psychologist

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This program did not receive commercial support or sponsorship.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.