Opioid Crisis Training

The Opioid Crisis: The Role of Narcan, Opioid Prescribing Laws, and NAS Prevention


Brian Winbigler, PharmD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of this session, learners will be able to
  • Integrate new opioid and controlled substance prescribing regulations into daily practice
  • Assess what role Naloxone plays in harm reduction
  • Determine which patients are candidates for prescribing Naloxone
  • Outline the various causes of NAS
  • Assess the risks versus benefits of prescribing opioids for women of childbearing age
  • Summarize the effective use of the CSMD


The UT Graduate School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development staff, UT Health Science Center Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Transnational Science staff,  activity director, and facilitator have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to the presentation. No commercial support was accepted for this enduring material.

Education Credits

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician’s Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Nurses and nurse practitioners certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) may use this credit toward certification renewal. This credit is acceptable by nurse practitioners certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  Other professional associations may choose to convert the hours earned to contact hours. Please contact your certifying board to ensure these credit hours will be accepted.

To Receive Credit

Providers will be required to complete all four 30-minute modules to receive course credit.  The entire training should take 2 hours to complete. This course is designed so providers can access the training at their leisure and progress through the modules at their own pace.  Once all 4 modules have been completed, providers will have access to the post-training assessment, and, upon completion, will receive instructions on how to obtain course credit. You can also access the instructions on claiming CME credits here.