Opioids Certificate Program for Pharm Techs

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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, pharmacy technicians 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


Pharmacy Technicians 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
  • 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 Law Addiction Opioid Abuse Drug Abuse Opioid Use Disorder

Included CE


Courses

This program contains 4 courses

Topics: Addiction, Opioid, Drug Abuse, Opioid Use Disorder
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: Opioid, 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, Opioid, Drug Abuse, Opioid Use Disorder
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: Law, Opioid, Opioid Use Disorder
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/2/2018
Expiration Date: 10/2/2021

Module 4. To improve the pharmacist's and technician's understanding of the problem and scope of non-medical use of prescription and illicit controlled substances, and the approaches to and consequences of regulatory and public health efforts to minimize misuse.

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