Opioids Certificate Program for Pharmacists

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About this Library


Despite an increasing amount of attention being paid to proper pain management by clinicians and education of the public about the dangers of drug abuse, the opioid epidemic is worsening. As stewards of the nation's medications, pharmacists have a critical role to play in combating the opioid problem and its immense impact on our fellow Americans. In this PowerPak C.E. certificate program, expert faculty review the latest literature on opioid use disorder, present how to identify and manage opioid abuse including medication-assisted treatment of addiction and discuss innovative actions pharmacy professionals can take to ensure better pain management for those who need it.

Sign up for this certificate program today to become the best informed member of your healthcare team and help solve the opioid crisis.

Program Goals


Pharmacists completing this program should be better prepared to:

  • Discuss the scope of the opioid crisis, the transition from initial exposure to opioid use disorder, and recognition and management of acute opioid withdrawal
  • Describe the use of medication-assisted treatment in management of opioid use disorder
  • Identify patients who have potentially overdosed on opioids and how naloxone can be used as bystander rescue therapy
  • Recognize patients with acute and chronic pain and discuss proper management strategies that mitigate the risks associated with opioid therapy
  • Discuss the history of the opioid epidemic, approaches tried in combatting it, and current thinking about best practices in this field

Topics


Opioid Safety Opioid Pain Management Addiction Opioid Abuse Drug Abuse Opioid Use Disorder Opioid Addiction

Included CE


Courses

This program contains 4 courses

Topics: Addiction, Drug Abuse
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/30/2018
Expiration Date: 11/30/2021

Module 1. To provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a description of the opioid crisis and ensure that they have the information necessary to recognize opioid use disorder and provide short-term stabilization.

Topics: Drug Abuse, Opioid Use Disorder
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/18/2018
Expiration Date: 10/18/2021

Module 2. The goal of this module is to ensure that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have the necessary information to provide optimal treatment for patients with opioid use disorder who are receiving medication assisted treatment.

Topics: Addiction, Drug Abuse
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/30/2018
Expiration Date: 11/30/2021

Module 3. To ensure that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians understand the concept of harm reduction as it relates to the management of opioid use disorder and, specifically, the role of naloxone in managing an opioid overdose.

Topics: Pain Management, Opioid Abuse, Opioid, Opioid Addiction
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/30/2018
Expiration Date: 11/30/2021

Module 4. By completing this program, clinicians will be able to discuss the approach to pain management in patients with acute or chronic pain. Participants in this program will also be able to discuss the mechanism and common adverse effects of agents commonly used to manage pain.

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