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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


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: 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.