Meeting the Moment: How the Opioid Crisis Has Changed the Way We Study, Evaluate and Treat Patients (Session 6)
This is a multi-part information series presented by the University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology and the Office of Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship:
- Session 4: May 2
- Session 5: June 13
- Session 6: July 18 (see below for description)
* View the recording of Session 5 (from June 13) here.
Session 6: Adolescents and Opioids (8-9pm)
Opioid Issues in Adolescents – Drs. Dania Cyd Chastain, Priyanka Singla, UVA Department of Anesthesiology, Christian Renwick, UVA School of Medicine 2024, and Virginia Leavell, Chief of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad
This session will explore what the opioid crisis looks like in American high schools and middle schools. Who is taking opioids? Where are they getting them? How are they taking them? Why are they overdosing? What is the role of doctors and mental health professionals?
An interdisciplinary panel including pain management doctors, a pain psychologist, a UVA medical school student, and the Charlottesville EMS Chief will discuss the following and answer your questions:
- The current state of the opioid crisis nationally, regionally, and locally
- The impact of fentanyl
- The impact of the teen mental health crisis
- Risk factors and warning signs
- Harm reduction strategies including pain management best practices, mental health support, education, Narcan and fentanyl test strips, and medication safety