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American Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

Event Type

Live Online

Date

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Location

PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$30.00

  • Overview

    Approximately every 15 minutes in our country, a person dies from prescription drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent upon opioids. How did we get to this point? Are we the only country in the world with this problem of epidemic proportion? How do we end this epidemic, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this presentation, we will discuss the history of just how we, as a country, ended up in the 'Opioid Epidemic' and we will review efforts being made by numerous healthcare professionals to improve the lives of many suffering from the consequences of it. Substance Use Disorder (DSM-V), more commonly referred to as addiction, directly and indirectly affects countless lives every day. Just what is one going through when experiencing addiction, and even further, how can we as humans, and healthcare professionals, better understand our patients in recovery? We will discuss the medication-assisted therapies of methadone and buprenorphine, and review naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal agent. We will also discuss appropriate over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for patients in recovery experiencing common medical symptoms. Unlike opioids, this presentation is sure to open your eyes and possibly even elevate your blood pressure and/or heart rate!

    Rating


    Handouts

    Slide Document:   17124L04_4pp.pdf


    Slide Document:   17124L04_2pp.pdf

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    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Describe the pathophysiology behind substance use disorder, commonly referred to as addiction.
    Identify proper treatment selections, dosages, and key patient counseling points for the most common medication assisted therapies of methadone and buprenorphine.
    Identify appropriate Over-the-Counter (OTC) treatments of common medical conditions and scenarios for a patient in recovery.


    Pharmacist

    Describe the pathophysiology behind substance use disorder, commonly referred to as addiction.
    Identify proper treatment selections, dosages, and key patient counseling points for the most common medication assisted therapies of methadone and buprenorphine.
    Identify appropriate Over-the-Counter (OTC) treatments of common medical conditions and scenarios for a patient in recovery.


    Pharmacy Technician

    Recognize what patients with substance use disorder are commonly experiencing in life.
    Identify the most common medication assisted therapies and how to assist a pharmacist in helping patients receiving those.
    Identify opportunities to assist patients with substance use disorder regarding requests for appropriate Over-the-Counter (OTC) treatments of common medical conditions.

  • Repeat Presentation

    This presentation was last given on Monday, December 24, 2018

    Future Airings

    DateTime 
    Saturday, April 27, 201911:30 AMView

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-17-124-L04-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-124-L04-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-124-L04-T

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


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


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

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