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Webinar: Louisiana’s Heroin Epidemic and Overuse

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Drug abuse is a significant problem nationwide, as well as in our communities in Louisiana. Our facilities are dealing with this epidemic on a daily basis and they create dangerous situations not only for the patients who take the drugs, but also the individuals around them and staff who care for them. Please join us as Dr. Clark discusses this problem as it relates specifically to Louisiana.


Objectives include:

  • Understand the definition, potency, and tolerance of Heroin and how an overdose occurs.
  • Understand the statistical analysis of Heroin and Opioid deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • Understand why this Heroin and Opioid epidemic has occurred.
  • Understand who the drug dealer is and who the drug user is in Louisiana.
  • Understand the solution to the Heroin and Opioid epidemic.



This program has been approved for:
Nursing: 1.0 nursing contact hour will be awarded by the Louisiana Hospital Association for complete attendance of the live program. The Louisiana Hospital Association is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing – CE Provider #39



William “Beau” Clark, M.D.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner
Dr. William “Beau” Clark is the Coroner of East Baton Rouge Parish. Dr. Clark is a native of Baton Rouge and graduated from St. Michael the Archangel High School. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Science. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in Baton Rouge. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Clark was elected East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner in November 2011 and continues to practice emergency medicine in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Dr. Clark has served as Medical Director for the Louisiana State Police SWAT Team, Louisiana House of Representatives, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. Dr. Clark has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.


November 30, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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