March 31, 2022

Prescribers Care Discussion Series

Prescribers are key to creating change in our community.

Thanks to exceptional local collaboration, Ventura County has seen a decrease in opioid prescribing in recent years – a 24% reduction between 2017 and 2020 – as providers have employed safe prescribing practices and increased use of non-narcotic pain management strategies.

Unfortunately, overdose deaths continue to climb, largely due to illegal fentanyl, which has replaced much of the local heroin use and is contributing to the rising number of overdose emergencies. As a concerned local provider, we invite you to join the Prescriber Discussion Series:

  • Hear from local experts and discuss with peers the latest trends and best practices.
  • Get provider-focused resources to reduce misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Learn the new State guidelines and latest tools for patient care and provider coordination.

Connecting because we care. For our patients and for our community.

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May 11, 2022
LATEST TRENDS IN OVERDOSE: WHAT PRESCRIBERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ILLICIT FENTANYL

5:30–7:30 PM
Sterling Hills Golf Club, Camarillo

The CDC estimates that up to 83% of opioid overdose deaths in 2020 involved synthetic opioids. Join the discussion with other local medical leaders on what this means for local communities. Prescribers are key to preventing opioid misuse by patients that can progress to an opioid use disorder (OUD), illicit fentanyl use and subsequent death. If you are dedicated to improving health outcomes and patient well-being, please join the discussion.

Note: This session includes local law enforcement data on current illicit drug trends, terminology, and access, as well as provider tips for effectively communicating with patients at risk of opioid misuse or overdose.

PRESENTED BY

  • Chris Young, MD, Ventura County Chief Medical Examiner
  • Tipu V. Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM; Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, VCMC
  • Sergeant John Hajducko, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department

For more information: Ashley.Nettles@ventura.org

UPCOMING DISCUSSIONS IN THE SERIES

  • June 8, 2022, 5:30–7:30 PM
    Evidence-based Safe Prescribing
  • August 31, 2022, 5:30 7:30 PM
    Deprescribing is Good Prescribing
  • September 21, 2022 • 5:30-7:30pm
    Person-Centered Strategies to Reduce Opioid Overdose