OAR Webinar Series #1: The Pediatric Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

The Poison Control Center’s Opioid Assistance Resource (OAR) organized a 4-part virtual webinar series focusing on prescribing, family and pediatric approaches to opioid use disorder (OUD) care, and the landscape of substance and opioid treatment in Philadelphia.

This series is part of the OAR collection with support from the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Substance Use Response Guidance and Education (SURGE) program

This session explored the many ways in which opioid epidemic affects pediatric medicine, from toddler exploratory poisonings, to young patients’ parental loss, neonatal abstinence syndrome to adolescent opioid use disorder. In addition, this program looked at child injury epidemiology and focus on child injury prevention. Attendees learned how they can reduce the harm of the opioid epidemic by sharing key public health messages with caretakers of pediatric patients. 

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt, MD

Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine, and the medical director of the Poison Control Center, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Osterhoudt is an Associate Fellow for the Center for Injury Prevention and Research at CHOP and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Injury, Violence and Poisoning Prevention.

The Poison Control Center at CHOP’s Opioid Assistance Resource: The Poison Control Center at CHOP provides Philadelphia’s medical community with Opioid Assistance Resource support via our 24/7 phone line: 800-222-1222. OAR is here to help you with managing opioid toxicity and initiating buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder.

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Presented by: Kevin Osterhoudt, MD