America's opioid crisis has been declared a national emergency. In its
to the President, the federal Opioid Commission stated: "With approximately 142 Americans dying every day [from a drug overdose], America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks." For its part in overcoming this epidemic, MEDNAX, a national health solutions partner with nearly 40 years of experience, is committed to addressing opioid-related disorders and
through a multifaceted approach.
MEDNAX is fully aware of the effect opioid addiction has on maternal-fetal and neonatal medicine, as well as anesthesia and pain management care. In response to the cycle of opioid addiction - from maternal use to infant withdrawal - our comprehensive initiative includes advocacy efforts, research projects, a National Opioid Management Collaborative and various educational activities.
Our opioid-specific continuing education is available for free to clinical professionals within MEDNAX and outside of our company, and was inspired by MEDNAX's long history of treating patients on the continuum of care. Our company is an accredited provider of continuing medical and nursing education, hosting live conferences and webinars, and online education to support clinicians in a wide variety of areas.
About the education
Provided through The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety (CREQS), our webinars are unique in that they optimize multi-disciplinary fields to provide broad information access for clinicians. The fields of medicine will include maternal-fetal, anesthesiology and neonatology, with topics in epidemiology, screening and prevention.
Experts share current knowledge to help clinicians better understand what has led to this crisis, which is an important step in addressing specific and effective treatments. The webinars cover perinatal through postnatal care, including how opioids affect pregnancy, how opioid addiction affects pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. We also address pain management, such as proper prescribing of opioids and interdisciplinary outpatient chronic pain management.
Register for a live webinar
Opioid Portfolio Webinar Schedule