Louisiana Pharmacy CE Requirement 12-Hour Package
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- Medicinal Marijuana 5Release Date: 1/26/2021
About the Course:
This Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) course includes coverage of recreational versus medicinal use, botanical background, cultural history, endocannabinoid system, FDA-approved cannabinoids, therapeutic uses, clinical research, federal and state marijuana laws, cannabis use disorder, nursing care/considerations for patients using medicinal marijuana.
- Pain Management Awareness for Pharmacists, Second Edition 2Course release date: 4/20/22About the Course:Pain is not always curable, and there are a number of approaches to its treatment. The appropriate treatment plan can vary significantly, depending on the cause of pain, patient-specific factors, and personal preference. A comprehensive pain treatment plan is often a multimodal approach, requiring the use of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options. A thorough understanding of the available therapies is necessary to provide optimal care to a patient in pain. This course serves as an overview of pain, its evaluation, and treatment (US National Library of Medicine, 2021).
- The Role of the Pharmacist in the Opioid Crisis 5Release Date: 1/26/2021
About the Course:
Pharmacists in multiple practice settings are confronted daily with the need to strike an ethically acceptable balance between appropriate treatment of a patient’s chronic pain and the avoidance of opioid addiction. This course will provide pharmacists with an understanding of the disease state of opioid use disorder, how opioids affect the brain, and the benefits of medically-assisted treatment and harm-reduction approaches in certain populations of patients. Pharmacists will gain an understanding of appropriate pain management and current guidelines for the prescribing of opioids and will review ways that the safety of a patient’s opioid therapy can be evaluated and improved.