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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    3 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Offline Date

    Sunday, May 1, 2022

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, May 1, 2022

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Nurse

    Cost

    $21.00

    • Overview

      We live in an “Opioid Crisis” where someone dies approximately every 7 minutes from drug overdose. So just how do we end this “Opioid Crisis”, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this monograph, we will review overall pain management etiology; numerous non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment options (with particular attention on opioid medications), opioid overdose reversal treatments; along with not only how to identify drug seeking and diversion behaviors, but possible actions to take when the behaviors are suspected. The West Virginia Controlled Substances Monitoring Program (CSMP) will of course also be discussed for its expected impact on adherence and diversion. We will also review West Virginia specific controlled substance laws and trends such as controlled substance classifications, prescribing authorities, the Opioid Reduction Act of 2018, the naloxone standing order, and DEA Red Flags. Unlike opioids, this monograph is intended to open one’s eyes, elevate blood pressure and/or heart rate, and increase cognition (in relation to the Opioid Crisis).


      This program has been APPROVED for WV Pharmacists to fulfill the requirement of Drug Diversion.  2019-06-01-DDT

      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   19068H03.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Recognize the best practices for working with patients, prescribers, law enforcement, and others as appropriate, concerning patients suspected of drug seeking behavior and diversion.
      Recognize the etiology and epidemiology of chronic pain.
      Recognize the best practices for the supply of, and education on, naloxone as an opioid overdose reversal treatment.
      Identify non-pharmacological and pharmacological (both opioid and non-opioid) pain treatments.
      Identify when and how to initiate, continue, or discontinue opioid medications for the management of patients experiencing pain based on available pain management guidelines including the CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines.
      Describe West Virginia statistical trends in prescription drug abuse and deaths, with special attention to the misuse of opioid medications.
      Identify how to register with and use the West Virginia Controlled Substances Monitoring Program established in West Virginia Code§ 60A-9-l.
      Describe the best practices for identifying “red flag” patient drug seeking & diversion behaviors.
      Identify how to be compliant with federal and state-controlled substances laws.

      Nurse

      Identify non-pharmacological and pharmacological (both opioid and non-opioid) pain treatments.
      Describe the best practices for identifying “red flag” patient drug seeking & diversion behaviors.
      Recognize the etiology and epidemiology of chronic pain.
      Recognize the best practices for the supply of, and education on, naloxone as an opioid overdose reversal treatment.
      Describe West Virginia statistical trends in prescription drug abuse and deaths, with special attention to the misuse of opioid medications.
      Identify when and how to initiate, continue, or discontinue opioid medications for the management of patients experiencing pain based on available pain management guidelines including the CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines.
      Identify how to be compliant with federal and state-controlled substances laws.
      Recognize the best practices for working with patients, prescribers, law enforcement, and others as appropriate, concerning patients suspected of drug seeking behavior and diversion.
      Identify how to register with and use the West Virginia Controlled Substances Monitoring Program established in West Virginia Code§ 60A-9-l.
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-720696

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-19-068-H03-P
      Nurse 0798-0000-19-068-H03-N

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      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.


    HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
     
     


    SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Microsoft Edge
    Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
    Google Chrome
    Safari
    Firefox 3.0.3 or higher
    Adobe Acrobat Reader


    NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
     
     
     

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