Combating the Opioid Crisis: AFT Responds
About this training
The opioid crisis is widespread, affecting our students, patients, communities, and even our own families. The American Federation of Teachers is offering this e-learning course, developed by the Harvard Medical School, to support our members and affiliates as they work to identify and advocate for proper prevention and treatment programs in the communities they serve. By taking this course, you will be able to recognize the key factors in the current opioid epidemic and employ the techniques learned to identify addiction; respond with treatment strategies; support those in recovery; and engage in prevention education.
After the completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe the opioid crisis.
- Identify those who are at most risk for opioid addiction.
- Identify key physiological signs of an overdose.
- Administer Narcan (naloxone).
- Explain treatment options for opioid addiction.
- Define medically assisted treatment.
- Support those in recovery.
How to Navigate this Course:
- First time visiting the site? Press the Start button below.
- Returning participants, please click Continue Training to start where you left of last.
- You can return to this main page by clicking on the house image on the top right hand corner of the screen.
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- Click on the Documents Library link at the bottom of this page to access all materials for this course.
- Click on the Forum link below to access our Opioid discussions.