WEBEX: Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal in Hospitalized Patients

January 23, 2020

This activity will help fill the gap by providing pharmacists with a presentation about appropriately identifying regulations and guideline recommendations on dosing for acute opioid withdrawal in hospitalized patients that are not part of an opioid treatment program. The activity will walk pharmacists through current regulations and limitations on use available pharmacotherapy for use in acute opioid withdrawal in a hospital setting; it will also discuss how dosing for acute opioid withdrawal differs from patients belonging to an opioid treatment program.  After the activity the pharmacists should feel more comfortable being able to identify proper dosing of pharmacotherapy used for opioid withdrawal and identify how federal regulations guide our practices in acute care. The activity will be a presentation which will involve assessments during and after as well as an opportunity for discussion and questions.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for providers in the specialties of: Addiction Medicine

Learning Objectives

Describe the pathophysiology driving the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

Identify guideline recommendations for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Discuss federal regulations as they relate to the management of opioid withdrawal in an acute care setting.

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 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/23/2020
Course expires: 
02/24/2020
Event starts: 
01/23/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
01/23/2020 - 5:00pm

This activity will help fill the gap by providing pharmacists with a presentation about appropriately identifying regulations and guideline recommendations on dosing for acute opioid withdrawal in hospitalized patients that are not part of an opioid treatment program. The activity will walk pharmacists through current regulations and limitations on use available pharmacotherapy for use in acute opioid withdrawal in a hospital setting; it will also discuss how dosing for acute opioid withdrawal differs from patients belonging to an opioid treatment program.  After the activity the pharmacists should feel more comfortable being able to identify proper dosing of pharmacotherapy used for opioid withdrawal and identify how federal regulations guide our practices in acute care. The activity will be a presentation which will involve assessments during and after as well as an opportunity for discussion and questions.

UPMC PInnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Michael Arutunian, PharmD  Arutunian COI Disclosure Form.docx

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 .75 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.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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