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ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Opioid Primer: How Pharmacists Can Partner with Providers to Support Safe Opioid Prescribing – 2 CE

Activity Overview

Following the 2018 release of the CDC’s Opioid Guidelines, pharmacists have become increasingly involved in the identification and management of substance use disorders. However, the wording of the guidelines has created ambiguity around the appropriateness of opioid use. Improving understanding of chronic opioid therapy will allow pharmacists to partner with providers to ensure regimens are safe and effective.

This CPE activity will focus on presenting guidelines as a “guideline” rather than a black and white application for all patients. Areas of ambiguity such as MED cut-offs will be addressed. Tools to help determine the safety and efficacy of therapy will be introduced. The relationship between mental health conditions and opioid use will also be discussed.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply Key Recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2016 Guidelines on Chronic Opioid Use for Non- Cancer Pain to patient care scenarios
  2. Recognize the differences between opioid dependence and opioid addiction
  3. Describe the basics of opioid tapering

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the Key Recommendations from Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2016 Guidelines on Chronic Opioid Use for Non-Cancer Pain.  
  2. Identify medications that are classified as opioids
  3. Recognize the differences between opioid dependence and opioid addiction

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-799357.

Faculty Information

Jineane Venci, PharmD, BCACP received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and PharmaceuticalSciences and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from the University of Rochester. She completed a PGY1residency and is board certified in ambulatory pharmacotherapy. She has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph

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Credits

2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type

Knowledge-based

Universal Activity Number

Pharmacist:
0657-0000-21-012-H08-P

Pharmacy Technician:
0657-0000-21-012-H08-T

Activity Release Date

May 3, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

May 3, 2024

Handout Download Link(s)

Cost

$8.00

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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