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Fentanyls and the Safety of First Responders

May 15 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST 

Fentanyls and the Safety of First Responders 

Speaker:

Adam Seidner, MD, MPH, CIC, Chief Medical Officer, The Hartford

 

The unintentional use of illicitly manufactured fentanyls (synthetic opioids) alone, or added to heroin, or cocaine has been cited as an important driver of the recent increases in opioid overdose deaths (Dowell D, et. al.J Am Med Assoc. 2017). First responders are potentially exposed to opioids as a result of their employment and may be at risk of acute opioid intoxication. Responders should be aware of exposure prevention measures as well as the proper management of intoxication.

Attendee Takeaways:

Learn the signs and symptoms of acute opioid intoxication
Describe the probable routes of opioid exposure related to job exposures
Learn how to limit opioid exposures 

View the Webinar Recording and PowerPoint Slides!


Adam is the chief medical officer for The Hartford. He is responsible for The Hartford’s strategy and policy across all lines of business with a particular focus on workers’ compensation and disability management. 

Previously, he was global medical director for Travelers Insurance, where he was responsible for medical policy development, quality assurance and improvement, and worksite health promotion.

Adam earned a doctor of medicine degree from SUNY Health Science Center, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Connecticut, and an A.B. in Anthropology from Hamilton College. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the Board of Preventative Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Medicine.