Pharmacy's Role in Expanding Naloxone Access

Description

Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States, and opioids are the most common cause of fatal overdoses. With the ability to stop an overdose in its tracks, naloxone is a lifesaving medication. Learn about the laws surrounding its use, the available naloxone products, and the logistics of dispensing take-home formulations.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knoweldge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a validated method to quantify percent risk for opioid-induced respiratory depression.
  2. Identify a model for overdose education and naloxone distribution that is applicable to various practice settings.
  3. Describe strategies to overcome some of the barriers to implementing overdose education and naloxone distribution.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a validated method to assess the risk for opioid-induced respiratory depression.
  2. Identify a model for overdose education and naloxone distribution that is most applicable to various practice settings.
  3. Describe strategies to overcome some of the barriers to implementing overdose education and naloxone distribution.
  4. Demonstrate elements of patient overdose education that are essential for community and health care settings.
     
 
 
 
Speakers:
Sarah
Sarah Melton, PHARMD
 
Anita
Anita Jacobson, PHARMD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Friday, March 16
Time: 
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: 
Music City Center - Room 101C-D
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-046-L05-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.115
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-046-L05-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.115
Activity Type:
Application-based