An estimated 130 people are dying per day from opioid overdoses which amounts to 42,000 people per year. In 2017, 2.1 million people were diagnosed with an OUD, which includes prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl.  In total, 19.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, which includes dependence or misuse of alcohol or any illicit drug. 

CPNP’s OUD Education Program is designed to be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis by educating pharmacists on how to identify patients with OUD, when to refer untreated patients to providers for treatment, how to develop/recommend evidence‐based treatment plans for OUD, and the steps to monitoring prescribed treatments. 

You can take advantage of a suite of over 20 hours of ACPE approved, on-demand programming presented by seasoned pharmacists and other healthcare professionals actively treating opioid use disorder for FREE. Topics range from pharmacotherapy for OUD, to comorbid disorders, to chronic pain and OUD, and so much more.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify individuals at risk for opioid overdose and develop an appropriate treatment plan
  2. Screen and refer patients with opioid use disorder for treatment
  3. Develop an evidence-based treatment plan for medication assisted treatment
  4. Describe and implement harm reduction strategies for patients with opioid use disorder
  5. Assess, initiate, and modify opioid use disorder treatment planning using evidence-based recommendations 
  6. Discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid use disorder
  7. Apply regulatory and best practices to optimize care and safety for patients with opioid use disorder

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alkermes, Inc.

Courses

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Harm Reduction in Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Health Care Providers in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder ACPE
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This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Integrating Pharmacists into the Team for Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
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This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Interprofessional Communication Among Prescribers and Pharmacists who Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Managing Pain in the Setting of Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Acute Care Setting ACPE
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This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Opioid Use Disorder and Comorbid Disorders ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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1.5FREE!
Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder: Screening, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Lactation ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Pharmacists on the Front Lines in Naloxone Education and Distribution for Opioid Overdose ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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2FREE!
Prescription Medication Diversion and Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
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This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Screening and Referral for Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
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This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Special Considerations for Incarcerated Patients with Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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The Opioid Epidemic: History, Stigma and Progress ACPE
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This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Children and Adolescents ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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0.75FREE!
Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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Urine Drug Screens and Opioid Use Disorder ACPE
This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help ...[more]

This learning activity is one session within CPNP’s 17-session Opioid Use Disorder Education Program intended to help pharmacists be part of the solution in addressing this public health crisis.

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1.25FREE!