Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1.5 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Offline Date

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, January 2, 2022

    Target Audience




    • Overview

      This session is part of the Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist series. It explores the effective management of pain within the context of the current opioid crisis. This session examines the concept of addiction and explores the correlation between the rate of overdose deaths and the rate of prescribing of opioid medications. In addition, the introduction of abuse-deterrent formulations is explored as a method of reducing prescription drug abuse. Morphine milligram equivalent dosing is discussed within the context of the CDC’s chronic pain guidelines.


      • Slide Document :   18273H01_4pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18273H01_2pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Recognize how the relative risks of addiction, overdose, and overdose death correlates with the use of identified dosage thresholds of high risk opioid dosages
      Recognize effective utilization of the strategies within the 2016 CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines in relation to opioid use, selection, risk reduction, and appropriate patient education
      Calculate morphine milligram equivalent daily dosages (MMEs/Day) based on the 2016 CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines
      Recognize the correlation between the rate of opioid overdose deaths and the rate of prescribing (and dispensing) of prescription opioid medications
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-273-H01-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.

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