Opioid Madness: A Bracketology Showdown of Prescription Opioids

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It's time for an opioid bracketology, an “Opioid Madness,” in order to pit one opioid against another. A battle of poppy versus man-made opioid contenders! With absolutely no room for bias, pharmacology will rule as law of the land, to ultimately crown, “The Greatest Opioid of All Time.” We’ll start with a “Sweet 16” of prescription opioids, mention a few bubble-busting first four out, and navigate our way through the “Elite 8” and “Final 4,” while reviewing patient counseling specific pharmacology and pain management treatment selection clinical pearls. One prescription opioid, will remain standing atop the mountain of Mu. We will also discuss more detail into the sensationalized actual “opioid madness” permeating through our society.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacist

Nurse

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

  • Recall the structural classifications of all prescription opioid medications in relation to clinical applications such as urine drug monitoring.
  • Identify opportunities for patient counseling centered on indications, drug interactions, and side effects, of common prescription opioids medications.
  • Calculate the morphine milligram equivalent (MME) dosage of common prescription opioid medications.

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

  • Recall the structural classifications of all prescription opioid medications in relation to clinical applications such as urine drug monitoring.
  • Identify opportunities for patient counseling centered on indications, drug interactions, and side effects, of common prescription opioids medications.
  • Calculate the morphine milligram equivalent (MME) dosage of common prescription opioid medications.

Nurse

Nurse

  • Recall the structural classifications of all prescription opioid medications in relation to clinical applications such as urine drug monitoring.
  • Identify opportunities for patient counseling centered on indications, drug interactions, and side effects, of common prescription opioids medications.
  • Calculate the morphine milligram equivalent (MME) dosage of common prescription opioid medications.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Application
  • Financial Support By:
    PharmCon
  • CE Broker
    20-858981
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Nurse : 0798-0000-21-293-H08-N
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-21-293-H08-T
    Pharmacist : 0798-0000-21-293-H08-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at www.RxConsultant.com with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.