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Course Overview

Acetaminophen toxicity is the most frequent cause of emergency calls to poison control centers and of acute liver failure in the U.S. Contributing factors include medication errors, OTC availability, and inadequate patient education. Overdose must be treated as quickly as possible to avoid acute liver failure or death. Patients who receive N-acetylcysteine treatment within the first 8 hours of overdose have a very positive prognosis with less than a 5% chance of developing liver toxicity. Delays in treatment beyond 10 hours lead to a poorer prognosis. Pharmacists need to be aware of the recommended doses for acetaminophen use, signs and symptoms of acute liver injury, and emergency treatment protocols.

About the Course Author

Shana Jiang, PharmD, BCPS, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and completed a pharmacy practice residency with Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, NY. She is now working as a telepharmacist for a major health system.

Shana Jiang, PharmD, BCPS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. She has over 25 years of nursing experience, primarily in acute care and professional development. Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-155-H04-P
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: T
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-155-H04-T
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    1.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PHARM155-T
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-01-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the latest dosing recommendations for and formulations containing acetaminophen.; Explain treatment protocols and management techniques for acetaminophen overdose.; Identify the various causes of acetaminophen overdose.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Acetaminophen Overdose and Management
    Background
    Patient Education
    Pathophysiology of Toxicity
    Dosage and Toxicity
    Lab Values to Analyze
    Acute Liver Failure
    Risk Factors
    GI Decontamination
    Treatment
    Antiemetics
    NAC
    Repeated Supratherapeutic Acetaminophen Levels in Context of Massive Consumption
    Consultation
    Summary
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Meet Conrad
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.