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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    2 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Offline Date

    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $0.00

    • Overview

      Prescription drug abuse is one of the most serious and critical public health concerns in the country. The FDA, DEA, state and local agencies continue to focus assets on reducing prescription drug abuse. As a pharmacist, it often seems that these agencies are targeting pharmacists and pharmacies to ensure controlled substance prescriptions are for legitimate purposes. Since pharmacists are frontline health care providers and the provider that actually fills the prescription, it is imperative that they receive the education and training to proactively work with patients and prescribers to identify, manage, and prevent prescription drug abuse. This knowledge based program will focus on the enormous challenges that prescription drug abuse has in the United States and the pivotal role that pharmacists can play working with both prescribers and patients to identify, reduce and prevent abuse and misuse.

      Rating

         4.50  out of 5

      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   Diversion_HK.pdf

      Financial Support By

      Purdue Pharma L.P.
    • Pharmacist

      Outline strategies pharmacists can use in their practice to identify, manage and prevent prescription drug abuse.
      Identify the most common methods that patients use to obtain prescription opioids for purposes of abuse.
      Outline the deleterious effects of prescription opioid abuse on individuals and society.
      Describe the signs and symptoms of prescription opioid abuse and withdrawal.

      Pharmacy Technician

      List ways a patient can use to obtain prescription opioids for abuse purposes
      List signs and symptoms of prescription opioid abuse and withdrawal

      Nurse

      Describe the signs and symptoms of prescription opioid abuse and withdrawal.
      Outline the deleterious effects of prescription opioid abuse on individuals and society.
      Identify the most common methods that patients use to obtain prescription opioids for purposes of abuse.
      Outline strategies pharmacists can use in their practice to identify, manage and prevent prescription drug abuse.
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-458412

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-14-146-H05-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-14-146-H05-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-14-146-H05-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).