Opioids & Pain Management for Pharmacists - March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

Education in pain management with opioids is required for license renewal. Pharmacists will be educated in pain management principles regarding opioids to ensure their safe and effective use. New medications and treatments are available that technicians will see orders for; technicians aren’t adequately aware of ways to detect abuse and diversion. Technicians will be aware of new pain management medications and signs to look for in patients and prescriptions that may indicate a need for intervention.

Provide information pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need to collaborate on pain management principles with physicians and other providers.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists

Objective #1: List appropriate dosing strategies for commonly prescribed pain medications.

Objective #2: Formulate pain medication regimens for mild, moderate, and severe pain.

Objective #3: Recognize signs of potential opioid diversion and limitations to prescribing of opioids.

 

Pharmacy Technicians 

Objective #1: List appropriate medication combinations for use in a pain management regimen.

Objective #2: List the risks of opioid overdose and methods to prevent it.

Objective #3: Recognize signs of potential opioid diversion.

Additional Information

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Opioid Lecture.pptx2.27 MB
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
Course opens: 
03/03/2021
Course expires: 
04/03/2021
Event starts: 
03/03/2021 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
03/03/2021 - 3:00pm

Education in pain management with opioids is required for license renewal. Pharmacists will be educated in pain management principles regarding opioids to ensure their safe and effective use. New medications and treatments are available that technicians will see orders for; technicians aren’t adequately aware of ways to detect abuse and diversion. Technicians will be aware of new pain management medications and signs to look for in patients and prescriptions that may indicate a need for intervention.

Provide information pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need to collaborate on pain management principles with physicians and other providers.

UPMC Hamot
Erie, PA
United States

Abrianna Holzworth, PharmD

Rachael Lobdell, PharmD

Rachel Jorgensen, PharmD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
    • 1.00 Opioid Education
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