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Fatal Pretenses: Controlled Substance Validation and Access in a Time of Crisis -FL APPROVED-

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

2 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Monday, August 20, 2018

Offline Date:

Friday, August 20, 2021

ACPE Expiration Date

Friday, August 20, 2021

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$21.00

  • Overview

    Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications.  This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications.  The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of “red flag” behaviors that may suggest inappropriate distribution.  The session further seeks to identify current trends in the use and misuse of controlled substances from multiple professional, sociological, and regulatory perspectives.  The role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone,  is discussed in the context of rapidly changing clinical and regulatory environments.  

     

    This activity satisfies the requirements for Florida Controlled Substances for PHARMACISTS only.


    Handouts

    Slide Document:   18190H04_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   18190H04_6pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Identify tools employed in pharmacy practice to detect fraudulent prescriptions or prescriptions not prescribed for a legitimate medical purpose.
    Recognize common drug/drug interactions and side effects of opiate medications
    Recognize the role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone, in emergency treatment of opioid overdose.
    Identify validation mechanisms used to ensure proper patient access when a legitimate prescription exists.


    Pharmacist

    Identify tools employed in pharmacy practice to detect fraudulent prescriptions or prescriptions not prescribed for a legitimate medical purpose.
    Recognize common drug/drug interactions and side effects of opiate medications
    Recognize the role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone, in emergency treatment of opioid overdose.
    Identify validation mechanisms used to ensure proper patient access when a legitimate prescription exists.


    Pharmacy Technician

    Identify tools employed in pharmacy practice to detect fraudulent prescriptions or prescriptions not prescribed for a legitimate medical purpose.
    Recognize common drug/drug interactions and side effects of opiate medications
    Recognize the role of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone, in emergency treatment of opioid overdose.
    Identify validation mechanisms used to ensure proper patient access when a legitimate prescription exists.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-18-190-H04-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-190-H04-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-190-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.

  • Faculty

    Kevin Hope, RPh
    Clinical Pharmacy Education Specialist, PharmCon, Inc.




HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
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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