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This activity is designed for pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in expanding Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) at their practice site.
Prescription drug and opioid overdoses continue to rise in the U.S. Communities with Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) programs have demonstrated how effective this practice can be in the number of lives reported to have been saved. Legislation to allow access to naloxone for non-medical people has also been passed by many states. Since naloxone remains a prescription medication, pharmacists have an important role in facilitating access to this potentially life-saving medication. Many pharmacists are already incorporating OEND into their practice, but opportunities for expanding OEND practice remain. Expert presenters will present the various models they have implemented to increase Naloxone distribution within their practice setting.
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Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, BCPS
James Gasper, PharmD, BCPP
Theodore Pikoulas, PharmD, BCPP
Shannon Saldana, RPh, MS, PharmD, BCPP
Christopher Stock, PharmD, BCPP
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.01 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-15-078-H04-P (1.0 contact hours).
Off-Label Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA (see faculty information and disclosures). The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of CPNP and any educational partners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Presentation-Specific Disclosure: Presentation will include discussion of off-label, experimental, and/or investigational use of drugs or devices: Naloxone IV used for intranasal administration (off-label)
It is the policy of CPNP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in continuing education activities. Those involved in the development of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education activity. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and drug delivery systems is subject to change, however, and the reader is advised to check the manufacturer’s package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.
Fair balance is achieved through ongoing and thorough review of all materials produced by faculty, and all educational and advertising materials produced by supporting organizations, prior to educational offerings. Approval of credit for this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by CPNP for any product or manufacturer identified.
This activity is supported by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry under its prime grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (grant no. 1H79TI025595) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.