Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, June 18 | 7PM | Highlands Campus
The presentation will describe what opioids are and how they can be appropriately used for pain treatment. It will also discuss the dangers of opioid overdose and factors that increase overdose risk. Additionally, the presentation will provide current statistics on opioid overdose deaths and ways these deaths may be prevented.
Bio: Dr. Heather Blue is a Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy- Duluth campus. She completed her PharmD at the University of Minnesota and completed a residency at Allina Health Mercy and Unity hospitals. After residency, she worked as clinical pharmacist at Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, MN. Since joining as faculty in 2016, Dr. Blue has received several awards for her teaching and clinical practice including Teacher of the Year and Minnesota Society of Health Systems Pharmacy Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year, and in 2018 was inducted into the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Academic of Excellence in Healthcare Practice. Her current research is based on her clinical practice in the emergency department at St. Luke’s Hospital Duluth, with an emphasis in opioid overdose reduction strategies.