A 360-Degree Approach to Opioid Overdose Education, Prevention, & Management for Sports Medicine Professionals Webinar

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
Free for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Darryl Conway, MA, AT, ATC
Darryl Conway serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director & Chief Health & Welfare Officer at the University of Michigan. In that role, he oversees Athletic Medicine, Performance Science, Performance Nutrition, Olympic Strength and Conditioning, Performance Science, and Equipment Operations personnel, as well as serving as the liaison to the Athletic Counseling Team & Team Physicians from Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan University Health Services. Darryl came to the University of Michigan in 2013 from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director- Sports Medicine. Darryl has also worked fulltime as an athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida, the University of Northern Iowa, Morgan State University, the University of Delaware, and the New York Jets Football Club. Darryl holds a Masters’ Degree from Adelphi University (’95) in Sports Medicine and Sports Management and a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Delaware (’93) in Physical Education Studies and Athletic Training. In addition to being a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Darryl has worked with various SWAT Teams as their Tactical Medic and Athletic Trainer, and as a volunteer EMT, and has been an American Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED instructor for 30 years. Darryl will be the incoming Chair of the NATA’s Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (June 2021), serves as Co-Chair of the NCAA’s Diverse Student-Athlete Mental Health & Well-Being Task Force, is a member of the State of Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers, and previously served on the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE). Darryl also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Adrian College’s Pre-Professional Athletic Training Program, as Assistant Program Director & Instructor with Sports Medicine Concepts, Co-Director & Continuing Education Coordinator of Sports Medicine Emergency Management (SMEM), an Instructor with Stop the Bleed, and has worked as an Athletic Trainer at the Winter X Games and various Red Bull extreme events. Darryl is also a member of the Spine Injury in Sports Group (SISG), the Xenith Scientific Advisory Committee, and as a consultant with RG Medical Diagnostics. Darryl was named as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) in 2019 and was recognized by the College Athletic Trainers’ Society (CATS) in 2018 with the prestigious Quality of Life Award. Darryl’s professional interests lie in the fields of Emergency Planning, Catastrophic and Crisis Response; Athletics Risk Management; Advanced Wound Care; Opioid Overdose Management; Exertional Heat Injury Management, and On-Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries; and he is a frequent presenter at regional and national meetings on these topics. Darryl was a contributing author of the “Best Practices and Current Care Concepts in Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete in American Tackle Football” and “Consensus Recommendations on the Prehospital Care of the Injured Athlete with a Suspected Cervical Spine Injury”. Darryl has a son (Michael- 17) and a daughter (Kiara- 2), and lives with his wife, Dr. Sheena Long, AT, PT, and three (3) Rottweilers- Apollo, Titan, & Louie, in Dundee, MI.

Sponsored by IcyHot

The use and abuse of opioids within the United States is at crisis levels and has been declared a public health emergency by the U.S. Department on Health and Human Services in 2017. 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose and 11.4 million people misue prescription opioids per year. The population of patients that athletic trainers work with daily is frequently prescripbed opioids for pain management and are therefore an at risk poluation for opioid overdose. Naloxone can reverse the life-threatening respiratory depression associated with the opioid overdose, and athletic trainers, physician, EMS personnel, allied health professionals, and others must be knowledgeable in the most current recommendations and evidence regarding the prevention, recognition, and management of a patient in opioid overdose with naloxone, and must be able to bridge the gap between current evidence and knowledge and clinical competency and/or performance for professionals with regards to prevention, recognition, management, and recovery from opioid addiction.

Athletic Training Domains: 
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to explain how a pre‐hospital inter‐professional healthcare team works collaboratively to improve patient outcomes.
Participants will be able to identify the current NATA and EMS recommendations regarding the pre‐hospital management of the opioid overdose patient.
Participants will be able to identify opioids and drugs that increase overdose risk.
Participants will be able to identify and discuss myths and facts relative to opioids, overdoses, and overdose management.
Participants will be able to examine and discuss the current scientific evidence related to the opioid epidemic specifically focusing on: (1) epidemiology; (2) at‐risk populations; (3) overdose prevention strategies; and (4) naloxone distribution programs
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