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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    2 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Offline Date

    Sunday, August 8, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, August 8, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $21.00

    • Overview

      Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications.  This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications.  The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of “red flag” behaviors that may suggest inappropriate distribution.  The session further seeks to identify current trends in the use and misuse of controlled substances from multiple professional, sociological, and regulatory perspectives.  The role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone,  is discussed in the context of rapidly changing clinical and regulatory environments.  

      This course meets the requirement for the Florida Board of Pharmacy Validation of Controlled Substances credit for pharmacists.

      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   18158H04.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Recognize the role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone, in emergency treatment of opioid overdose
      Recognize common drug/drug interactions and side effects of opiate medications
      Identify validation mechanisms used to ensure proper patient access when a legitimate prescription exists
      Identify tools employed in pharmacy practice to detect fraudulent prescriptions or prescriptions not prescribed for a legitimate purpose

      Pharmacy Technician

      Recognize the role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone, in emergency treatment of opioid overdose
      Identify tools employed in pharmacy practice to detect fraudulent prescriptions or prescriptions not prescribed for a legitimate purpose
      Identify validation mechanisms used to ensure proper patient access when a legitimate prescription exists
      Recognize common drug/drug interactions and side effects of opiate medications

      Nurse

      Recognize common drug/drug interactions and side effects of opiate medications
      Identify tools employed in pharmacy practice to detect fraudulent prescriptions or prescriptions not prescribed for a legitimate purpose
      Recognize the role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone, in emergency treatment of opioid overdose
      Identify validation mechanisms used to ensure proper patient access when a legitimate prescription exists
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-668058

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-158-H04-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-158-H04-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-18-158-H04-T

      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.

    • Faculty

      Kevin  Hope, RPh
      Clinical Pharmacy Education Specialist, PharmCon, Inc.

    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).