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Activity Dates: 12/19/2019 - 12/19/2022

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and other health care professionals who are interested in or managing the medication of patients with OUD.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Up to two exam attempts are provided to each participant. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at http://cpnp.org/mycpnp/transcript/acpe.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Michele Matthews, PharmD, BCACP, CPE, FASHP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the epidemiology of comorbid pain and opioid use disorder (OUD) in the United States.
  2. Differentiate symptoms of untreated chronic pain from symptoms of OUD.
  3. Develop and design treatment plans to address comorbid chronic pain and OUD.
  4. Develop and design treatment plans to address acute pain in patients with OUD on pharmacotherapy including buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 12/19/2019 - 12/19/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.25
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-075-H08-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Grant Support

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