Pain Management for Pharmacy Professionals
Date: 9/14/2020 - 9/14/2023
Contact Hours: 2.0
ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-20-108-H08-T
The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians
Biologix Solutions LLC is approved as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education by NPTA.
This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.
Author: Thao K. Huynh PharmD BCOP
Faculty Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest: Author declared no conflict of interest and all information is provided fairly and without bias. Author received no commercial/financial support for this activity and do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.
Goals & Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Discuss the pathophysiology, classifications, and characteristic types of pain.
Discuss realistic and obtainable goals of pain management therapy.
Discuss available assessment tools.
Utilize multimodal analgesia to select an appropriate pain regimen.
Describe risks and benefits of first-line treatments to chronic pain.
Identify nonopioid medications for various types of chronic pain.
Identify nonpharmacologic treatment options for various types of chronic pain.
Discuss the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of analgesics.
List newly approved analgesic drugs and their drug class.
Convert between different opioid-containing formulations and recommend appropriate dosing.
Discuss effective strategies for appropriate opioid use, adverse effects, and proper disposal.
Outline risk factors in identifying patients’ potential for opioid tolerance and dependence.
Release Date: 09/14/2020
Expiration Date: 09/14/2023