Revive.Survive.OverDose Prevention for Prescribers
The goal of this course is to provide general training and build capacity for prescribers regarding the opioid epidemic, signs of overdoses, naloxone, and harm reduction.
The Revive. Survive. OverDose Prevention program works within the Prevention Department at Odyssey House LA. Their goal is to address and alleviate the impact the opioid epidemic has on the New Orleans community. Valuable examples will be provided on what steps Louisiana has taken to address the epidemic.
The Revive. Survive. OverDose Prevention curriculum is designed to provide general guidance and training to prescribers, pharmacists, clients, and community members on the overview of the opioid epidemic, naloxone administration and access, and tools to address the needs of individuals suffering with addiction.
- Understand what is Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and the severity of the opioid epidemic
- Recognize the signs of an overdose and how to administer Naloxone
- Describe the laws and regulations that protect you as a prescriber when prescribing Naloxone and as a bystander when administering Naloxone
- Understand your biases on addiction and how stigmatizing language may affect individuals from receiving proper care
- Recognize examples of harm reduction methods based on harm reduction principles and how it relates to the stages of change
Helena Likaj, MPH
Helena Likaj is Odyssey House Louisiana’s Prevention Department Manager and the Project Director of Revive. Survive. OverDose Prevention. In this role, she directs programs aimed at addressing and alleviating health issues impacting the New Orleans community. Originally from Albania, Helena has dedicated her life to addressing health issues impacting marginalized communities throughout the United States.
Helena received her Master of Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her personal and professional experience has focused on youth empowerment, sexual health, health programming, and health equity with various agencies including Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, APEX Youth Center, and Odyssey House Louisiana.
Annette Johnson, MPH
Annette Johnson is the Project Coordinator of Revive. Survive. OverDose Prevention and works to inform, empower, and educate healthcare prescribers, pharmacists, & community service providers on various evidence-based approaches and practices to address the opioid epidemic in New Orleans.
She received her B.A in Sociology with concentrations in Psychology and Health Education at Grambling State University and her Master’s in Public Health at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Annette’s professional and personal experience has focused on harm reduction, HIV/AIDS awareness, and mental health.
Prachi Vij, MOMA
Prachi Vij is the Outreach Coordinator for the Revive. Survive. OverDose Prevention program. With a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture, Prachi brings several years of experience working in the healthcare field of substance use, addiction and recovery. Through her professional and personal experiences, Prachi has a passionate commitment to inform, empower and inspire forward progression in raising awareness about opioid overdose prevention.
Aligned with Odyssey House Louisiana’s mission to conquer addiction and through the impassioned and spirited efforts of the Revive. Survive. OverDose Prevention program, Prachi believes that, together, we can promote awareness and cultivate progress in the alleviation of the opioid epidemic in the Greater New Orleans region.
- 1.50 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.50 hour(s) of credit for completing Revive.Survive.OverDose Prevention for Prescribers
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