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Course Overview

While the prescribing and dispensing of opioid medications for pain has significantly increased over recent years, drug overdose and death rates have unfortunately concurrently increased over the same time period. These findings illustrate a dearth of knowledge for safe and responsible prescribing practices for clinicians. Although determining which patients can benefit from therapy with opioids is difficult, reviewing recent guidelines and evidence-based literature can be beneficial for all healthcare professionals and patients. Having a comprehensive understanding of current opioid prescribing guidelines is also important for pharmacists, so they can ensure patients are safely receiving and taking opioid medications. Completion of this module will satisfy two required hours of opioid continuing education for pharmacists renewing licenses in the state of Pennsylvania.

About the Course Author

Nicholas Bertoni, MD, FACEP, is an emergency medicine physician in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2014. Presently he works at a community hospital in Philadelphia along with serving as an assistant clinical professor at Drexel University College of Medicine. His areas of interest include residency education and emergency department management. Nicholas Bertoni, MD 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 (1 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    2.00HOURS

    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: JA0008057-0000-20-227-H03-P


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PHARM227
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-05-18
  • Learning Objectives:

    Briefly review approved opioid analgesic products and converting between formulations and dosages; Discuss evaluation of a patient with an acute or chronic pain condition and various modalities which may be used for pain control; Identify appropriate initiation and use of opioid analgesics for acute or chronic pain; Review statistics relevant to prescription opioid use and overdose in the U.S.; Summarize Pennsylvania-specific prescribing practices as they apply to opioid analgesic prescriptions and appropriate monitoring procedures
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; 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.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    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.
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