Credit: 2 clock hours/.2 ceu’s/2.2 clock hours
Approved by MN Board of Social Work
Easy access to cocaine, heroin, meth and other street drugs, such as Ice, Oxycontin, Ecstasy, Ketamine, DXM, “bath salts”, K2, GH B, and other synthetics for a variety of reasons, are becoming an epidemic in the United States. Many people are unaware of their use because they can be sold under traditional trade names that disguise their origin. Emergency and trauma staff as well as hospital staff are seeing more and more patients that have been using these drugs. This workshop will help you in treating these patients.
Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
**Discuss the origin of designer drugs and identify examples of designer drugs.
**Describe the effects, complications, and medical management of opiate agents.
**Identify new drug trends and complications with use.
**Describe the effects, complications and medical management of phenethylamine related drug use.
Presenter: Kirk Hughes, RN, EMT-B, CSPI
Kirk is a Registered Nurse working as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information and Educa-tion Director for the Hennepin Regional Poison Center in located in Hennepin County Medical Center since 2000. He also has been a Firefighter/EMT for the last 18 years, current serving as a member of the Cities of Ramsey and Brooklyn Park Fire Departments. Kirk is also a certified Advanced Hazmat Life Support Instructor and Hazmat Technician. He has been published in multiple publications including; The Journal of Perinatology and Clinical Toxicology.
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