Opiate Review-Webinar 2023-WBT

This session will cover the normal pharmokientics of one of the most common and insidious overdoses to plague our nation in the past 10 year; the narcotic overdose. Dr. Bronsky will review the how opiates work, why they are so addictive and then the normal treatment strategies we have at our disposal to included Narcan administration. Lastly Stein will introduce you to a relative newcomer to the opiate scene, Xylazine (“Tranq”; another crossover from the Veterinarian world as a sedative and pain reliever for horses and cattle), and what to do when Narcan is not effective.


Target Audience

EMS/Nursing Providers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion the student will be able to:

  • Describe the pharmokinetics of opiates
  • Identify the opiate overdose physiology
  • Summarize how Narcan works 
  • Compare and contrast the confounding factors to opiate ingestions  




Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Medical
    • 1.00 NCCP-Medical: Toxicological Emergencies - Opiods
  • 1.00 Nursing
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

E. Stein Bronksy, MD

Medical Director, Centura Health

Colorado Springs Fire Department & American Medical Response (El Paso County)

EMS Continuing Education approved by the State of Colorado through Centura Health Prehospital Services Training Center and Group # CO 039 (SAH), #CO 040 (PSF) and #CO 065 (SDG)

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Medical
    • 1.00 NCCP-Medical: Toxicological Emergencies - Opiods
  • 1.00 Nursing


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Required Hardware/software

Computer or mobile device with speakers or headphones