The Pharmacist's Role in Addiction Treatment

November 8, 2019

Pharmacists are ideally situated to provide lifesaving education and empowerment to communities to decrease opioid overdose deaths. Pharmacists need to be updated on the current state of the opioid epidemic and discuss the current regulations on dispensing naloxone as well as the current treatment options.

Target Audience

Pharmacists

Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist Objectives: 

Objective #1:Identify patient education points relevant to medication assisted treatment (MAT)

Objective #2:Discuss the role of MAT for individuals with opioid use disorder

Objective #3:Describe how opioid use disorder (OUD) is diagnosed and how it can be discussed with patients

  

Pharmacy Technicians Objectives:  

Objective #1:Identify discussion points for patients with potential opioid use disorders (OUD).

Objective #2:Understand the role of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for those with OUD.

Objective #3:Recognize opportunities for pharmacy technicians to ensure patients are educated on OUD and MAT, including ways to incorporate pharmacist involvement.

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 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.
Course opens: 
10/21/2019
Course expires: 
12/09/2019
Event starts: 
11/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
11/08/2019 - 5:00pm

Pharmacists are ideally situated to provide lifesaving education and empowerment to communities to decrease opioid overdose deaths. Pharmacists need to be updated on the current state of the opioid epidemic and discuss the current regulations on dispensing naloxone as well as the current treatment options.

Webinar
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Amanda S. Korenoski, PharmD, MHA, BCCCP  Korenoski_COI Disclosure Form_12 01 15.pdf

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

 

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Universal Activity Number List:
JA4008223-0000-19-005-L04-P and JA4008223-0000-19-005-L04-T

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 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.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/21/2019
Course expires: 
12/09/2019
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