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Activity Dates: 06/12/2014 - 04/29/2017

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Public health in this country has been threatened by drug overdose deaths which often involve opioid analgesics. This presentation will discuss the current status of opioid related mortality and practical approaches health care providers can take to minimize overdose deaths and facilitate access to the opioid antidote naloxone.

Course Requirements

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

  • 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. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify local and national overdose trends for opioids and current efforts to reduce drug overdoses.
  2. Describe risk factors and recognize signs and symptoms of opioid overdoses.
  3. Discuss appropriate treatment and understand the role of naloxone.
  4. Summarize barriers to naloxone access and potential solutions for more widespread use.

 

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/12/2014 - 04/29/2017
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-14-021-H01-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. This course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-14-021-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).