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Treating Opioid-Induced Constipation: A Community Pharmacy Perspective

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Offline Date:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Friday, September 27, 2019

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist

Cost

$0.00

  • Overview

    Chronic pain is a significant problem in the United States (US) that affects 100 million people, more than the combined number of patients with diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Opioids are commonly used to treat chronic cancer-related pain and chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), with approximately 250 million prescriptions written annually in the US. Constipation is one of the most common side effects of opioid-use, affecting 15-90% of patients with CNCP and up to 90% of patients with cancer pain. The discomfort from opioid-induced constipation (OIC) may lead to discontinuation of opioids and consequently to increased pain.

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    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   homestudypdf_0798999916132H01.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Nurse

    Describe the pathophysiology of opioid-induced constipation (OIC)
    Describe the mechanism of action, adverse effects, and contraindications for drugs and drug classes used to treat opioid induced constipation
    Given a patient case, choose an appropriate treatment option for OIC based on patient-and agent-related variables


    Pharmacist

    Describe the pathophysiology of opioid-induced constipation (OIC)
    Describe the mechanism of action, adverse effects, and contraindications for drugs and drug classes used to treat opioid induced constipation
    Given a patient case, choose an appropriate treatment option for OIC based on patient-and agent-related variables

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-9999-16-132-H01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-9999-16-132-H01-P

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    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


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