10/25/2017

Quiz: Fact vs. fiction on fentanyl exposure

The EMS1 Academy features the "Opioid Crisis: Protecting Our First Responders," a one-hour CAPCE accredited course for EMTs and paramedics. Complete the course to learn identification and knowledge of the various opioids, signs and symptoms of exposure and immediate life-saving measures to be employed in the event of exposure. Email the EMS1 Academy to learn more and for an online demo. 


By EMS1 Staff

Earlier this year, the American College of Medical Toxicology and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology released a position statement on transdermal fentanyl exposure. The position, based on the opinion and clinical experience of ACMT and AACT task force members, states "the risk of clinically significant exposure to emergency responders is extremely low."

The position statement received extreme criticism as well as support from EMS professionals around the country. Recently, the Office of Health Affairs and the Occupational Safety and Health Program compiled information on fentanyl facts and myths for the DHS workforce.

Take this quiz to see if you can separate fact from myth on fentanyl exposure, protection and treatment.

 


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