The Role of Pharmacists in Addressing New Jersey's Opioid Crisis
Time of Live Webinar: One hour
- LIVE WEBINAR: Will be held on August 27, 2019 at 10:30 am EST
- REGISTER NOW! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 27, 2019 at 10 am EST
This is the second of six modules of a live webinar and enduring course series that will use a standardized, evidence-based opioid addiction prevention curriculum to train and inform pharmacists on best practices in opioid dispensing, counseling patients and caregivers, opioid storage and disposal, and halting abuse and diversion.
TARGET AUDIENCE: New Jersey Licensed Pharmacists
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the function of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program in halting abuse and diversion, and pharmacist obligations including registration and recognizing suspicious activity.
- Outline pharmacist obligations in properly dispensing Controlled Dangerous Substances including valid prescription requirements, emergency dispensing, and labeling obligations.
- Understand best practices for maintaining security controls against diversion, including physical security controls of Controlled Dangerous Substances and interfacing with patients.
- Explain drug utilization review and requirements, and the pharmacist’s role alongside the practitioner’s role in counseling patients and their caregivers on new prescriptions.
- Applying for standing orders, dispensing opioid antidotes, and complying with the Overdose Prevention Act.
- Recommend proper storage and disposal of all prescriptions.
- Discuss future guidance for pharmacists in opioid dispensing and management.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Available Credit: To satisfy the statutory mandate that licensed pharmacists obtain at least one credit in continuing education programs concerning prescription opioid drugs as a condition of licensure renewal, participants should successfully complete the live webinar and then submit the certificate received to the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy.
Participants must complete the Pre-Assessment, Post-Assessment, and Knowledge Assessment to receive a certificate of completion.
You must be present for the entire live webinar to receive full credit.
Hearing Impaired Registrants: Please note that the live webinar will not contain closed captioning. We suggest registering for the enduring course, and the recording of the webinar provided there will contain closed captioning.
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