PULSE - Taking control: should gabapentin be a controlled substance? - September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

New medication or old medications with new uses, as well as new treatment guidelines are constantly coming out. Pharmacists need to be aware of clinical controversies and stay up-to-date with the pharmacotherapy and therapeutics of all medications. Pharmacists will gain knowledge of a current clinical controversy and become aware of best medication practices.

Target Audience

Pharmacists at UPMC, Pharmacy Faculty at PittPharmacy, Pharmacy Residents, Pharmacy Students

Learning Objectives

Identify the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties that drive the misuse of gabapentin

Describe various ways that gabapentin misuse has presented in medicine

Recognize the processes needed to reclassify a drug as a controlled substance

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.
Course opens: 
09/30/2020
Course expires: 
10/30/2020
Event starts: 
09/30/2020 - 1:30pm
Event ends: 
09/30/2020 - 5:00pm

New medication or old medications with new uses, as well as new treatment guidelines are constantly coming out. Pharmacists need to be aware of clinical controversies and stay up-to-date with the pharmacotherapy and therapeutics of all medications. Pharmacists will gain knowledge of a current clinical controversy and become aware of best medication practices.

PUH Scaife Room 1103
Pittsburgh , PA
United States

Zoe Karavolis, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

UPMC Presbyterian

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.

 

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.
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