Pain Management with Opioid Therapy – Pharmacy Technician



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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

Pharmacy Technician


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

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

  • Define types of pain appropriate for opioid therapy and considerations for treating that type of pain
  • Recall available risk screening and mitigation tools for opioid therapy
  • Identify interactions, adverse effects, and contraindications of opioid medications

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-22-272-H08-T
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.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • 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.