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Managing Opioid Overdose in the Community

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Offline Date:

Saturday, August 15, 2020

ACPE Expiration Date

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    Opioid abuse and overdose are significant public health issues throughout the country and are a growing problem. According to the CDC, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled since 1999. Naloxone is considered the medication of choice in reversing opioid overdose symptoms, and has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality when made readily available to the community. Many states have approved legislation which allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone under standing orders or drug therapy management agreements. Pharmacists can save lives by identifying patients who would be a good candidate to receive naloxone prescriptions. Pharmacist should be knowledgeable about the symptoms of opioid overdose and the treatment with naloxone and rescue breathing.

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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   17161H01_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   17161H01_4pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
    Review the community management of opioid overdose including the demonstration of naloxone administration and rescue breathing
    Identify national and local roles for pharmacists in expanding naloxone access
    Strategize to overcome barriers that pharmacists may face


    Pharmacist

    Recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
    Review the community management of opioid overdose including the demonstration of naloxone administration and rescue breathing
    Identify national and local roles for pharmacists in expanding naloxone access
    Strategize to overcome barriers that pharmacists may face


    Pharmacy Technician

    Recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
    Review the community management of opioid overdose including the available naloxone formulations

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-17-161-H01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-161-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-161-H01-T

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    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
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


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

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