Brain Injury Training & Education
At RHI, we believe in the importance of educating our peers in what we do well. To really make an impact and help brain injury survivors, we know it takes it takes a whole community. Every year RHI provides plenty of opportunities to learn from leading medical professionals and the evidence to support it, including our Annual Brain Injury & Resource Facilitation Conference and on-demand webinars.
Conferences and Meetings
Each year, RHI's Research, Training & Outcome Center for Brain Injury (RTOC) holds a conference to bring together leading experts in the field of brain injury and resource facilitation with individuals from all over the State of Indiana who are working to improve and promote the collaboration of community resource providers.
Opioids and TBI: An Unrecognized Relationship
This free, on-demand, continuing education webinar provides an introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-specific issues related to prescribing opioids and opioid misuse. In this 2-hour webinar, TBI researchers and expert practitioners provide practical recommendations intended to reduce the rate of opioid misuse and overdose for a particularly high-risk group of people with TBI.
The webinar covers:
- Part I
- What is a TBI?
- How to Screen for TBI
- Part II
- Increased Risk for Opioid Misuse following TBI
- Review of Recommendations
- Where to Find Brain Injury Resources and Support
Why This Webinar is Important
People with TBI are at a significantly greater risk for opioid addiction and overdose as compared to those without TBI. More than 60% of patients with TBI are discharged on an opioid. Based on analyses of 14,398 subjects in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, it was found that people with TBI were 11 times more likely to die of an overdose than the non-brain injured population. Last, most prescribers are not aware that they are prescribing opioids for an individual with TBI. In Indiana, we have approximately 122,000 citizens living with chronic disability from TBI who are at high risk for opioid misuse/overdose.
Physicians, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Behavioral health treatment providers, Therapists, Counselors, Medical Professionals, Psychologists, Addiction Specialists, Case Managers, Peer Specialists and others in the field of brain injury.
How to Access the Webinar
This on-demand webinar can be accessed online through INTrain. Pick a time that best fits your time schedule to watch.
- Create an Account at www.train.org/indiana
- Register for the course by selecting Training
- Plan ID: 4122 or by searching for the title of the webinar: “Opioids and TBI: An Unrecognized Relationship”