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Protecting Your Practice and Patients from Prescription Drug Abuse

Program Type

Monograph

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

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

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.

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    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   Diversion_HK.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Purdue Pharma L.P.
  • Nurse

    Outline the deleterious effects of prescription opioid abuse on individuals and society.
    Describe the signs and symptoms of prescription opioid abuse and withdrawal.
    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.


    Pharmacist

    Outline the deleterious effects of prescription opioid abuse on individuals and society.
    Describe the signs and symptoms of prescription opioid abuse and withdrawal.
    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.


    Pharmacy Technician

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

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-14-146-H05-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-14-146-H05-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-14-146-H05-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. 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
 
 
 

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