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    The Opioid Crisis: Responses for the Workplace

    Date: March 27, 2018, 7:30am
    Organizer:
    Kathryn Redden
    Location:
    Dove Pointe
    1225 Mt. Hermon Road
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    Price:
    $15 Members / $25 Non-Members / $0 Meeting Card Holder
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    The Opioid Crisis: Responses for the Workplace

    Registeration: 7:30

    Professional Development Session: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Lori Brewster, MS, APRN/BC, LCADC Wicomico County Health Officer

    Mrs. Brewster earned a Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University and a Master of Science in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from the University of Maryland.  She worked as a registered nurse at Eastern Shore Hospital Center, New Beginnings, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Choptank Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Center before joining the Wicomico County Health Department in 1991. 

    Mrs. Brewster was selected as the county’s first Deputy Health Officer in 2002 and became acting health officer when Dr. Judith Sensenbrenner retired in 2007.  In April 2008, she was officially appointed as Wicomico County’s Health Officer by former County Executive Rick Pollitt.  

    As Health Officer, Mrs. Brewster is responsible for oversight and management of public health programs, assessment, planning and monitoring of services.
    Mrs. Brewster earned a Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University and a Master of Science in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from the University of Maryland.  She worked as a registered nurse at Eastern Shore Hospital Center, New Beginnings, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Choptank Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Center before joining the Wicomico County Health Department in 1991. 

    Objectives:

    1. Heroin and opioid overdose summary
    2. What is the issue
    3. How does overdose occur and who is at risk
    4. Community impacts
    5. Data
    6. Addressing the Issue - State and Local Initiatives

    * 1.0 SHRM PDC Approved*

    * 1.0 HRCI HR (General) Credit Approved*