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Grand Rounds: Opioid Overdose Crisis - Widening the Lens

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Jul 24, 2019
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Bessie Myers Auditorium
Ames, IA

Gain a broader awareness of emerging drug threats and how they intersect with the opioid overdose crisis. Learn what's being abused, their effects and appropriate treatments.

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Speaker: Linda Kalin, RN, BS, CSPI, Iowa Poison Control Center

Professional Practice Gaps

The potential synthetic opioid fentanyl and its derivatives, which are increasingly laced into heroin and other street drugs, is driving the rapid rise in opioid overdose deaths. People who use street drugs often don’t even now they’ve taken fentanyl. Many laboratories do not test for fentanyl or its analogs. Amid the opioid crisis, new data shows that fatalities tied to cocaine and methamphetamine are also surging. Hardest hit in the recent stimulant overdose death scourge include some Midwestern states. Other new substances are emerging on the drug scene. Broader awareness of emerging drug threats and how they intersect with the opioid overdose crisis will help the healthcare community better recognize drugs that are being abused, their clinical effects and appropriate treatments.

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the scope of the opioid abuse and overdose epidemic including the recent surge in overdose deaths related to illicitly manufactured fentanyl derivatives.
  2. Recognize the rising number of overdose deaths from a deadly combination of opioids and other drugs.
  3. Identify new and emerging drugs of abuse, nature and route of ingestion, range of effects, toxicity, detection methods and legal considerations.
  4. Describe the approach taken by toxicologists/poison centers toward the management of overdose and drug toxicity.

Target audience:

Physicians, advance practice professionals, nurses, ancillary staff, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating), health care administrators


Sally Houser at 515-239-2135 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Wed, July 24 12:10 PM to 1:10 PM Bessie Myers Auditorium

Location Details

  • Bessie Myers Auditorium
    1111 Duff Avenue
    Ames, IA 50010

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