Managing Pain and Scrutiny Amid the Opioid Crisis

Description

Working on the front lines of the opioid crisis, you’re subject to unique legal obligations, not to mention growing scrutiny from other stakeholders. Above all, you have a duty to manage your patients’ chronic pain. How do you juggle it all? Find out at this session, where you’ll work through real-world case scenarios and receive relevant resources and tools. Faculty include a longtime health law attorney discussing the latest opioid-related legal and payer developments, plus an experienced pharmacist sharing best practices and compliance strategies. 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the significance of recent opioid-related regulatory, enforcement, and litigation developments on pharmacy services.
  2. Identify and respond appropriately to signs (“red flags”) in the pharmacy setting that suggest a person may be diverting opioids and/or have a opioid use disorder.
  3. Describe best practices and practical strategies pharmacists/pharmacy organizations can use to mitigate patient harm, manage risks, and ensure legal compliance related to pain and opioids.
  4. Apply compliance strategies, institutional policies, and procedures to real-world opioid-oriented scenarios in the pharmacy.

 

Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the significance of recent opioid-related regulatory, enforcement, and litigation developments on pharmacy services.
  2. Identify and respond appropriately to signs (“red flags”) in the pharmacy setting that suggest a person may be diverting opioids and/or have a opioid use disorder.
  3. Describe best practices and practical strategies pharmacists/pharmacy organizations can use to mitigate patient harm, manage risks, and ensure legal compliance related to pain and opioids.
  4. Apply compliance strategies, institutional policies, and procedures to real-world opioid-oriented scenarios in the pharmacy.  
 
 
 
Speakers:
Denise
Denise Hill, JD, MPA
Associate Professor
Drake University
 
Nancy
Nancy Ruzicka, B.S., RPh, MBA, MJ, CHC
Owner
Ruzicka Healthcare Consulting, LLC
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacy Law and Regulations
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Monday, March 23
Time: 
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Room: 
Gaylord National Resort - Chesapeake G-I
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.125
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.125
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based