Pain Management with Opioid Therapy – Pharmacist, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

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  Credits  1.5

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Opioid therapy is indicated for acute pain and cancer-related pain; however, it is also often used in chronic non-cancer pain management once non-pharmacologic and non-opioid therapies have failed. When opioid therapy is warranted, careful consideration should be given when selecting the most appropriate agent. This issue focuses on similarities and differences among opioid medications, along with common adverse effects, monitoring parameters, and risk mitigation strategies that pharmacists can provide to improve safety.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Author

Amanda M. Mullins
PharmD, BCPS
Hanna Hollingsworth
PharmD, BCPS
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

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

  • Define the U.S. opioid epidemic and the recommendations for the prescribing of opioids by the CDC
  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for opioid therapy
  • Recall available risk screening and mitigation tools for opioid therapy
  • Recognize similarities and differences among opioid medications

Nurse

Nurse

  • Define the U.S. opioid epidemic and the recommendations for the prescribing of opioids by the CDC
  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for opioid therapy
  • Recall available risk screening and mitigation tools for opioid therapy
  • Recognize similarities and differences among opioid medications

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

  • Define the U.S. opioid epidemic and the recommendations for the prescribing of opioids by the CDC
  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for opioid therapy
  • Recall available risk screening and mitigation tools for opioid therapy
  • Recognize similarities and differences among opioid medications

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
    962812
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Nurse : 0798-0000-22-271-H01
    Pharmacist : 0798-0000-22-272-H08-P
    Nurse Practitioner : 0798-0000-22-272-H08
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.