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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, April 23, 2020

    Offline Date

    Sunday, October 23, 2022

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, October 23, 2022

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $4.00

    • Overview

      From 1999-2018, more than 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose in the United States, and countless others survived unintentional opioid overdoses. The number of opioid overdose deaths in 2018 was 6 times higher than the number in 1999. The increase in opioid overdoses can be described in 3 waves: overdoses due to prescription opioids followed by heroin, and most recently, synthetic opioids other than methadone. This monograph will review the history of the opioid overdose epidemic and why the drugs involved have changed over the years. In addition, the clinical effects and treatment of opioid overdoses will be presented. Finally, steps that have been taken to try to prevent opioid overdoses will be discussed as well as what health care professionals can do to combat this epidemic.

      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   20109H04.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Recognize the clinical effects that occur following an opioid overdose
      List reasons why the opioid overdose epidemic has progressed from prescription opioids to heroin to synthetic opioids
      Identify steps being taken to combat the opioid overdose epidemic

      Pharmacy Technician

      Identify steps being taken to combat the opioid overdose epidemic
      Recognize the clinical effects that occur following an opioid overdose
      List reasons why the opioid overdose epidemic has progressed from prescription opioids to heroin to synthetic opioids

      Nurse

      Identify steps being taken to combat the opioid overdose epidemic
      Recognize the clinical effects that occur following an opioid overdose
      List reasons why the opioid overdose epidemic has progressed from prescription opioids to heroin to synthetic opioids
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-775228

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-109-H04-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-20-109-H04-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-20-109-H04-N

      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).