Over-the-Counter Medication Abuse

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • CPE: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Apr 7, 2017
  • Expires: Apr 6, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
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Faculty

Kristin L.  Dawson Kristin L. Dawson, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Over-the-counter medications are widely available in residential homes and can be easily purchased in stores and online by adolescents. Families may consider these medications to be harmless but when consumed in mega-doses can pose serious health risks to youth. Primary care providers and mental health providers need to recognize signs and symptoms of over-the-counter medication abuse.

Target Audience

Physicians, Pharmacists, Health Administrators, and practitioners of addiction medicine.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the 5 Categories of abused over-the-counter medications
  2. Review the Medical effects or intended use of OTCs
  3. Review the Non-medical use and toxicity of OTCs

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 0.50 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

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 0022-0000-17-060-H01-P and will award 0.50 contact hours (0.050 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.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, or planners 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.

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.