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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Offline Date

    Friday, August 21, 2020

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, August 21, 2020

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $4.00

    • Overview

      Approximately every 15 minutes in our country, a person dies from prescription drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent upon opioids. How did we get to this point? Are we the only country in the world with this problem of epidemic proportion? How do we end this epidemic, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this presentation, we will discuss the history of just how we, as a country, ended up in the 'Opioid Epidemic' and we will review efforts being made by numerous healthcare professionals to improve the lives of many suffering from the consequences of it. Substance Use Disorder (DSM-V), more commonly referred to as addiction, directly and indirectly affects countless lives every day. Just what is one going through when experiencing addiction, and even further, how can we as humans, and healthcare professionals, better understand our patients in recovery? We will discuss the medication-assisted therapies of methadone and buprenorphine, and review naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal agent. We will also discuss appropriate over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for patients in recovery experiencing common medical symptoms. Unlike opioids, this presentation is sure to open your eyes and possibly even elevate your blood pressure and/or heart rate!

      Rating

         4.50  out of 5

      Handouts

      • Slide Document :   17124H04_4pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   17124H04_2pp.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Describe the pathophysiology behind substance use disorder, commonly referred to as addiction.
      Identify appropriate Over-the-Counter (OTC) treatments of common medical conditions and scenarios for a patient in recovery.
      Identify proper treatment selections, dosages, and key patient counseling points for the most common medication assisted therapies of methadone and buprenorphine.

      Pharmacy Technician

      Identify opportunities to assist patients with substance use disorder regarding requests for appropriate Over-the-Counter (OTC) treatments of common medical conditions.
      Identify the most common medication assisted therapies and how to assist a pharmacist in helping patients receiving those.
      Recognize what patients with substance use disorder are commonly experiencing in life.

      Nurse

      Identify appropriate Over-the-Counter (OTC) treatments of common medical conditions and scenarios for a patient in recovery.
      Describe the pathophysiology behind substance use disorder, commonly referred to as addiction.
      Identify proper treatment selections, dosages, and key patient counseling points for the most common medication assisted therapies of methadone and buprenorphine.
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-578025

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-124-H04-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-124-H04-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-17-124-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


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

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