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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    2 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Offline Date

    Monday, April 27, 2020

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, April 27, 2020

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $21.00

    • Overview

      Even though opioids are effective pain treatment options, they also have the lethal potential to be misused and abused. In the United States, there is an opioid epidemic in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that opioid-related overdose deaths have nearly tripled from 1999 to 2014. Among the 47,055 drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2014 in the United States, 28,647 (61%) involved an opioid. In November 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) referred to prescription drugs and heroin as the most significant drug-related threats in the United States. The CDC states that the misuse of prescription opioids is a risk factor for a heroin addiction, as those who take opioids are 40 times more likely to abuse or be dependent on heroin.

      This course meets the VA Pharmacist requirement for proper opioid use.

      Rating

         4.75  out of 5

      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   HomestudyPDF_17100H04_revised.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Describe ways to detect illegitimate opioid prescription via red flag warning signs.
      Review the use of data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) database to support the use of opioids.
      Recognize the importance of ensuring access to patients with valid controlled substance prescriptions.

      Pharmacy Technician

      Review the use of data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) database to support the use of opioids.
      Recognize the importance of ensuring access to patients with valid controlled substance prescriptions.
      Describe ways to detect illegitimate opioid prescription via red flag warning signs.

      Nurse

      Review the use of data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) database to support the use of opioids.
      Describe ways to detect illegitimate opioid prescription via red flag warning signs.
      Recognize the importance of ensuring access to patients with valid controlled substance prescriptions.
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-572645

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-100-H04-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-100-H04-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-17-100-H04-P

      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
     
     
     

    This continuing education activity is held as copyright by PharmCon, Inc. Through this notice, PharmCon, Inc. grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).