Name* Email* Phone* Funeral Home* #1 FD License Number* FD License #1 STATE ISSUED* #2 FD License Number FD License #2 STATE ISSUED FD License #3 License Number FD License #3 STATE ISSUED Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practitioner (APFSP)# 1. Opiates refer to natural or slightly modified components of opium such as codeine, morphine and heroin. A. True B. False2. Opioids were originally used for synthetic opiates such as Oxycontin and Fentanyl, but now are used for the entire class of drugs. A. True B. False3. With more than 175 Americans dying per day due to drug overdoses, an article published in the January 2018 edition of USA Today reported that if this epidemic continues, by 2020 it could claim this many lives: A. 10,000 B. 100,000 C. 500,000 D. 1,000,000 E. None of the above4. People who are addicted to opioid painkillers are how many more times likely to become addicted to heroin? A. 10 B. 50 C. 40 D. 60 E. None of the above5. 42% of opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. were among those ages 45 and over. A. True B. False6. Many health experts say that opioid addiction differs from other addictions because it is considered to be a disease. A. True B. False7. Prescription opioids include: A. Oxycodone B. Hydrocodone C. Morphine D. Methodone E. Codeine F. Fentanyl G. All of the above8. How do people misuse drugs? A. Taking the medicine in a way or dose other than prescribed B. Taking someone else’s prescription medicine C. Taking the medicine for the effect it causes D. All of the above9. Younger people are at a high risk for overdoses because they are more likely to seek solutions for serious pain. A. True B. False10. Even a trace amount of opiate residue, literally the size of one grain of salt, can kill. A. True B. False11. The key symptom(s) referred to as the “opioid overdose triad” are: A. Pinpoint pupils B. Slowed or stopped breathing C. Unconsciousness/non-responsiveness D. A, B, and C E. A and C only12. Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid overdose. A. True B. False13. Naloxone blocks opioid receptor sites, which reverses the toxic effects of the overdose. A. True B. False14. Families whose loved ones die from opioid overdoses may experience more complicated forms of grief, some of which are: A. Fear, or distress about being alone or experiencing another overdose death. B. Helplessness, or being uncertain about who to tell or where to get help. C. Sadness, or experiencing a desire to withdraw from others. D. Longing, or feeling intense longing for the loved one, as well as intense longing to talk about the person. E. Guilt, or feeling guilt about not saying certain things or doing certain things. F. Despair, or feeling detached from life and not caring about anything or anyone. G. All of the above are forms of grief that may be experienced. H. None of the above15. Why is this grief different from grief that is experienced by those whose loved one didn’t die from a drug overdose? A. There is little academic research on the subject – death from overdose occurs outside hospital rooms, at home, in friends’ houses, on couches, in bedrooms, in bathtubs, on pavements, in hotels and even in the street. These are not places where research normally takes place. B. There is still a stigma attached to addiction – that the person who died was not strong enough or good enough to stop abusing drugs. Also, unintentional injuries, homicides and other indirectly related incidents can occur from drug use. C. For families and loved ones, the stigma transcends to “I did not do enough” or “I’m a failure for letting this happen.” Shame, prejudice and isolation are common emotions. D. Funeral directors are often the ones who must help guide families of overdose that are compounded by stigma. E. All of the above16. To minimize risk to the funeral home staff, anyone who has direct contact with a deceased drug user should maintain high standards of personal hygiene and use universal precautions in the prep room. A. True B. False17. Universal precautions include, but are not limited to: A. Overalls and full-length gown B. Double layer nitrile gloves (not latex) C. Plastic sleeve covers D. Rubber non-slip and chemical proof boots E. Waterproof apron, long enough to overlap boots F. Face masks or visors G. All of the above18. When a funeral home arranges funeral or memorial services for someone who died from an opioid overdose, staff must be alert for potential safety hazards, such as: A. Deaths of young people often draw large crowds and crowd control may be an issue. B. The deceased may have been part of a drug culture and some guests may be from the culture and display erratic or unusual behavior. C. Some funeral guests may use alcohol or drugs at the funeral home. D. A funeral guest may overdose while attending a funeral. E. All of the above19. In maintaining a safe funeral home environment, education is key to help employees understand the dynamics of opioid addiction and how to recognize its symptoms. A. True B. False20. It is important to educate embalmers on potential hazards of opiate residue and require the use of universal precautions. A. True B. False21. Educating families about grief is very important, and some ways to do so are: A. In the arrangement conference, let families know that acknowledging grief is an important way to cope with their loss. B. Inform them of the possibility of complicated grief and encourage them to see a counselor if necessary. C. Create a community presentation to help people understand that opioid addiction is a chronic disease that requires professional treatment. D. Post information about opioid addiction on the funeral home’s website along with resources for help. E. 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