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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

American Addiction Webcast – 1.5 CE

Activity Overview

Every 7 minutes in our country, a person dies from a drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent on opioids. How do we as healthcare professionals offer non-stigmatic patient care and contribute to the progress of society in the right direction?

Substance use disorder (addiction) is likened to an iceberg or a weed, in that the issues underneath the surface are typically even more complicated than what is viewed from the surface. Addiction spans hundreds of substances of abuse highlighted by stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine), cannabis (plant, synthetics, and extracts), and opioids (heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanyl). As one can recall with the substance of ethyl alcohol (i.e. beer, wine, and hard liquor), a substance may never actually chemically change, yet can move across legal classifications of substances, leaving all healthcare professionals in need of knowledge on all substances of abuse.

Opioid use disorder (opioid addiction) is combated with the medication-assisted treatments (MAT) of naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine, while opioid overdose respiratory depression is reversed with naloxone. Over the course of this activity, we will aim for “higher” education on all of these dynamic aspects. Unlike opioids, this activity is sure to open your eyes and possibly even elevate your blood pressure and/or heart rate!!!

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of substance use disorder (addiction)
  2. Recall the pharmacology of common substances of abuse, including stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine), cannabis (plant, synthetic and extract), and opioids(heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanyl)
  3. Identify patient counseling points for opioid use disorder (OUD) medication-assisted treatments (MAT) including naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine, and the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone

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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. 20-845717.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and AchieveCE. Continuing Education Company, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.
Start Date: 07/14/2022
Expiration Date: 01/14/2023

AchieveCE is also an accredited provider by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) with provider ID #386503, and are accepted in all 50 states.

Faculty Information

Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Learning for the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy (SoP), a faculty member in the WVU School of Medicine Pain Fellowship Program, and a Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management. He is board certified in Geriatric Care (BGCP) along with being a certified pain educator (CPE) and certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS).

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. Jaimini Patel, RPh, and Pete Kreckel, RPh, planners for this educational event, also have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast

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Credits

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

1.5 Contact Hour

Category

Disease State Management / Pain Management / Substance Abuse

Target Audience

Certified Nurse/Licensed Midwives
Dental Professional
Mental Health Professionals
Nursing Professional
Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician
Physician
Physician Associate
Podiatric Physician
Clinical Lab

Activity Type

Knowledge-based

Universal Activity Number

Pharmacist: 
0657-0000-22-037-H08-P
Pharmacy Technician:
0657-0000-22-037-H08-T

Pharmacy Activity Release Date

March 16, 2022

Pharmacy Activity Expiration Date

March 16, 2025

ACCME Activity Number

201877649

ACCME Expiration Date

March 16, 2023

Cost

$20.00

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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.

CE Broker Reporting

If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

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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