Class A Credits: 1
Pharmacology Credits: 1
Course Launch Date: 11/17/21
Course Expires: 7/18/22
Buprenorphine: Anesthesia Management Concerns Over the past 20 years, the rate of opioid abuse in the United States has become a public health epidemic causing significant morbidity and mortality. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unprecedented increase in opioid consumption has led to the “worst drug overdose epidemic in United States history.” There seems to be a strong correlation between opioid use and heroin use. According to the federal government’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 4 out of 5 current heroin users report that their opioid use began with opioids. Buprenorphine-based maintenance medications have proved to be an important advancement in the effective treatment of opiate use disorder. Buprenorphine, a semisynthetic derivative of thebaine, has a long duration of action and is being used for the detoxification and medically assisted treatment of opioid dependence. Anesthesia professionals must be aware and attuned to the perioperative issues raised by the use of buprenorphine.
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Dr. Gwendolynn D. Randall is a seasoned CRNA with a broad background in health care and education. She received B.S. degrees from Howard University and Norfolk State University, a Master’s of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from St. Joseph’s University/Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, a Master of Science in Nursing from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing from Barry University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship, in simulation, at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. She has lectured nationally and internationally on a broad array of topics.
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