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Volunteer to Save a Life Enduring Material

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Volunteer to Save a Life: 
Tennessee Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution for
Healthcare Providers 
Internet Enduring Material Activity 

September 29, 2017 - September 28, 2018


About this Activity:
Volunteer to Save a Life is an overdose education and naloxone distribution program for health care professionals. Developed by the Tennessee Department of Health and the ETSU Academic Health Sciences Center, this continuing education activity will educate providers about how to assess risk factors for opioid overdose and to ensure naloxone is provided to those at risk to prevent opioid overdose deaths. 

Medium for Educational Activity:
Online video module

Method of physician participation in the learning process:
Learners will be expected to view the enduring material module, complete course materials, and submit course materials to the OCME for credits.

Estimated time to complete this activity:
1.0 hour

Original release date:
September 29, 2017

Most recent review date:
September 29, 2017

Termination date:
September 30, 2018

Course Outline:

Target Audience:
Volunteer to Save a Life is designed for all levels of healthcare providers, as well as medical and nursing students.

Overall conference objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  • Explain the epidemiology of opioid overdose in Tennessee.
  • Describe the naloxone rescue act of Tennessee and associated Good Samaritan protection.
  • Examine risk factors associated with opioid overdose.
  • Incorporate overdose prevention education and naloxone rescue kits into medical and pharmacy practice by educating patients about overdose risk reduction and furnishing naloxone rescue kits.

Volunteer to Save a Life: Tennessee Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution for HealthCare Providers is a cost-free partnership between community providers and East Tennessee State University.

There is no registration fee for this event.

Disclosure Information and Potential Conflicts of interest:

East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. It is the policy of the OCME that each presenter and planning committee member of any CME activity must disclose any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with corporate organizations whose products or services are being discussed in a presentation.  All commercial support of an educational activity must also be disclosed to the conference attendees.


Each individual with influence over content has completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation in any amount that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content or supporters involved with this activity within the past 12 months.

Commercial Support Disclosure:
The mission of the OCME is to provide lifelong learning opportunities that meet the needs of faculty, community physicians, and other health professionals. The OCME is committed to excellence and dedicated to the improvement of health care in Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding Appalachian region.

Educational Planner:

 Donna Dougherty, Educational Planner

Donna Dougherty
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University

Accreditation and designation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University College of Public Health, and the Tennessee Department of Health. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

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The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Up to 1.25 continuing nursing education contact hours and 1.25 credit hours for pharmacology continuing education will be offered for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The ETSU College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee covers the following: cost for being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing education coordinators time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference, reports, study for renewal of being a provider, and attending meetings. If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here. Questions?

Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This seminar will provide up to 1.0 hour of continuing education credits to pharmacists who attend the sessions and complete the online activities (activity evaluations and post-tests) required to claim credit. UAN: 0575-0000-16-126-H04-P

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