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Opioids & Opiates: An Exploration of Washington Trends & Poison Center Perspectives - VIRTUAL via Microsoft Teams

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Intended Audience: Community residents, School Staff, Public Health, Social Services 


Free of charge



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The Washington State Emergency Nurses Association (WA-ENA) in collaboration with Overlake Medical Center's Emergency Department and Trauma Program is excited to welcome Stephanie Garland, Pharm D, CSPI, and Meghan King, MPH from the Washington Poison Center to tell us about opioids.

Every day, we see news stories about the opioid epidemic, overdosing, and fears about fentanyl. As alarming as this is, we do have tools to combat this epidemic and save lives. Join the Washington Poison Center as we explore the history of the epidemic and discuss the trends seen by the Washington Poison Center, state, and local agencies. Participants will deepen their understanding of various opiates and opioids, including fentanyl, and will learn strategies to reduce harm and give help people who use these drugs.


Stephanie Garland, Pharm D, CSPI

Stephanie is a Call Center Supervisor and Operations Lead for the Washington

Poison Center. Stephanie received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2014, earned a Certified Specialist in Poison Information certificate in 2016, and is currently working toward an MBA degree from Washington State. Stephanie has 8 years of poison center experience and has been a supervisor for 3 years. In addition to managing exposure calls from the public and providing consultation to health care facility staff, Stephanie is actively involved in clinical education outreach for first responders and ED/ICU providers. She also assists with poison center guideline development and has published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology.

Stephanie believes that if knowledge is power, then connections are strength– she strives to build connections and share knowledge so that healthcare services, providers, and systems can support each other and provide the best patient care to all.

Meghan King, MPH

Meghan is a Public Health Education and Communications Specialist at the Washington Poison Center. In this role, she provides education to community members, schools, public health, and social service organizations on substance use, medication safety, basic poison prevention, and more. Prior to the Washington Poison Center, she worked for the King County Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meghan received her Master of Public Health degree in 2019 from the University of Washington's Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program.



Meet virtually via Microsoft Teams (link will be provided upon registration).