A Harm Reduction Strategy:  Expanding Access to the Opioid Antidote Naloxone

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
    • KBSW: 1.00
    • ADC: 1.00
    • KBEP: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 1, 2016
  • Expires: Apr 30, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (30 Ratings)

Faculty

Daniel P.  Wermeling Daniel P. Wermeling, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP
Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Owner/CEO, AntiOp, Inc.
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Naloxone, the opioid antidote, is under-utilized in the treatment of opioid overdose. Healthcare professionals caring for, and families of, high overdose risk patients can reduce overdose morbidity and mortality by learning new ways to prescribe, dispense and administer naloxone.

Target Audience

Physicians, Pharmacists, Health Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Drug and Alcohol Counselors, and practitioners of addiction medicine.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:
1. Describe the epidemiology of opioid overdose nationally, for the Commonwealth of KY, and your local community
2. Review the clinical pharmacology and prescribing information for prescription naloxone products
3. Describe the drug administration techniques for naloxone products
4. Describe the legal requirements for prescribers and dispensers of naloxone for opioid overdose prevention
5. Describe patient and family counseling necessary for fulfilling naloxone prescriptions

Accreditation

CME
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

CPE
ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-16-043-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

CNE
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hour.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.2 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18- 859. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

KBSW
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 1.00 hours.

ADC
This educational activity was designated for 1.00 hour. This course is approved by the Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and is co-sponsored by UKHealthCare CECentral ().

KBEP
The University of Kentucky is authorized by the Kentucky Board of Examiners in Psychology to provide continuing education for psychologists.

Faculty Disclosure

Daniel Wermeling, PharmD (Speaker), has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
AntiOp Inc - owner - salary, ownership & IP rights.

No other planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Acknowledgment

These training modules were developed with support from the Kentucky Kids Recovery Award made by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to the University of Kentucky.