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Activity Dates: 07/11/2018 - 04/24/2021
Webinar Date: 07/11/2018 5:00PM central

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Target Audience

This activity is designed for pharmacists and other health care professionals seeking information on urine drug screens, their interpretation, and cross reactivity of different substances.

Session Summary

Drug screenings plays a vital role in patient care and can help pharmacists aid in a diagnosis, document adherence and potentially identify diversion of a substance. Understanding how to interpret drug screens can be complex secondary to cross reactivity, drug metabolisms, patient characteristics and manipulation of drug screens. Research has shown that clinicians often lack appropriate training in interpreting drug screens, which could result in negative consequences for the patient. The session will focus on urine drug screens, how to interpret them, and cross reactivity of different substances. Other testing modalities besides urine testing will also be reviewed.

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

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. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast the different drug screening modalities.
  2. State substances that can be tested for in a urine drug screen and other testing modalities.
  3. Identify issues with false positive and negative results in drug screens.
  4. Interpret drug screen results and determine the possible limitations including the possibility of alteration of the sample and inability to test for all illicit substances.
  5. Redesign treatment plan based on drug screen results.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 07/11/2018 - 04/24/2021
Webinar Date: 07/11/2018 5:00PM central
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-18-040-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 hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.

Grant Support

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5H79TI025595-03 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.