Pain Management Options in Pharmacy
About the Course
This course will help pharmacy technicians identify patients with chronic pain and provide details regarding therapeutic options for pain management. Content in this course will also discuss substance use issues stemming from chronic pain medication use. This training will teach pharmacy technicians about opioid, amphetamine, and benzodiazepine addiction and treatments.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the causes of addiction and substance use disorders.
- Identify risk factors for a patient with opioid use disorder.
- Review the pharmacologic options used to manage opioid use disorder.
- Discuss the use and administration of naloxone in overdose management and/or overdose.
- Describe the withdrawal symptoms and treatment of patients with stimulant use disorder and benzodiazepine use disorder.
About the Author
Dr. Katie Blair is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area. Dr. Blair also has over six years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Blair has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print.
- Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.
Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Target Audience - Certified Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Type - Knowledge-based
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607).