The Pharmacist's Role in Advancing Opioid Safety: Preventing and Treating Opioid Overdose

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Pharmacy Times, January 2015 The Aging Population, Volume 81, Issue 1

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

The Pharmacist's Role in Advancing Opioid Safety: Preventing and Treating Opioid Overdose

Nina M. Cimino, PharmD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE

Professor and Vice Chair

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore

Education Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the prevalence and impact of opioid overdose in the United States and current treatment options.
  • State the appropriate patient population and associated risk factors for opioid overdose.
  • Identify resources and tools that support the pharmacist’s discussion with health care providers, patients, and caregivers regarding opioid overdose.
  • Review the key characteristics of the emergency opioid rescue auto-injection device.

Target audience:

Pharmacists

Type of activity:

Knowledge

Release date:

January 6, 2015

Expiration date:

January 6, 2017

Estimated time to complete activity:

2.0 hours

Fee:

This lesson is offered free at www. pharmacytimes.org.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.20 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-15-003-H05-P. The activity is available for CE credit through January 6, 2017.