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Proper Use of Opioids: Red Flags for the Detection of Misuse and Abuse During a Nationwide Epidemic - VA APPROVED-

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

2 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Friday, May 19, 2017

Offline Date:

Monday, April 27, 2020

ACPE Expiration Date

Monday, April 27, 2020

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$21.00

  • Overview

    Even though opioids are effective pain treatment options, they also have the lethal potential to be misused and abused. In the United States, there is an opioid epidemic in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that opioid-related overdose deaths have nearly tripled from 1999 to 2014. Among the 47,055 drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2014 in the United States, 28,647 (61%) involved an opioid. In November 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) referred to prescription drugs and heroin as the most significant drug-related threats in the United States. The CDC states that the misuse of prescription opioids is a risk factor for a heroin addiction, as those who take opioids are 40 times more likely to abuse or be dependent on heroin.

    This course meets the VA Pharmacist requirement for proper opioid use.



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    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   HomestudyPDF_17100H04_revised.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Review the use of data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) database to support the use of opioids.
    Describe ways to detect illegitimate opioid prescription via red flag warning signs.
    Recognize the importance of ensuring access to patients with valid controlled substance prescriptions.


    Pharmacist

    Review the use of data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) database to support the use of opioids.
    Describe ways to detect illegitimate opioid prescription via red flag warning signs.
    Recognize the importance of ensuring access to patients with valid controlled substance prescriptions.


    Pharmacy Technician

    Review the use of data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) database to support the use of opioids.
    Describe ways to detect illegitimate opioid prescription via red flag warning signs.
    Recognize the importance of ensuring access to patients with valid controlled substance prescriptions.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-17-100-H04-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-100-H04-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-100-H04-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
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Speakers or headphones
 
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
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Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher
Adobe Acrobat Reader


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

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