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Naloxone – What Health Care Teams Need to Know

   

Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

 

This is the second session in a four part series aimed at educating all healthcare team members on the importance of addressing the Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania. Session 1 focused on Opioid Prescribing Guidelines. This session focuses on Naloxone, the recent law changes in Pennsylvania regarding Naloxone, in addition to how to administer the drug if need be. 

 
Program Objectives for Pharmacists: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Articulate the purpose of naloxone treatment.
2. Describe Act 139 and its role in the availability of naloxone.
3. Identify the legal protections provided for in Act 139.
4. Address common concerns associated with naloxone.
5. Describe the role of first responders in preventing overdose deaths.
6. Identify the requirements of first responder agencies according to Act 139.
7. Describe Act 139's allowance for 3rd party prescribing.
8. Educate patients on Act 139's immunity provisions.
9. Identify the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose.
10. Describe how Naloxone stops an opioid overdose.
11. Administer the intra-nasal and auto-injector versions of Naloxone during an accidental opioid overdose.

 

Program Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Articulate the purpose of naloxone treatment.
2. Describe Act 139 and its role in the availability of naloxone.
3. Identify the legal protections provided for in Act 139.
4. Address common concerns associated with naloxone.
5. Describe the role of first responders in preventing overdose deaths.
6. Identify the requirements of first responder agencies according to Act 139.
7. Describe Act 139's allowance for 3rd party prescribing.
8. Educate patients on Act 139's immunity provisions.
9. Identify the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose.

 

Cost: Free for PPA Members; $39 for Non-Members

 

CE Credit: 1 hour (0.1 CEU)

 

UANs: 0159-9999-16-007-H03-P & 0159-9999-16-007-H03-T

 

Requirements to Receive CE Credit: View the entire module, complete an evaluation survey, and pass a short quiz (minimum 70%). CPE Monitor ID and birthday must be provided or on file with PPA.

 

Release Date: February 18, 2016

Expiration Date: February 18, 2019
 
Activity Type: Knowledge-based

 

Planners and Faculty:

Michael Ashburn, MD

David Blunk

Lorraine Bock, CRNP

James Boyle, DDS

Benjamin Carr, MPAS, PA-C

Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP

Scot Chadwick, JD

Michael Consuelos, MD

Mike Davis

Susan DeSantis, PA-C

Patricia Epple

Cynthia Ferrari, PA-C

Thomas Franko, PharmD

Michael Fraser, PhD

Katherine Galluzzi, DO

Gus Gerraci, MD

Joseph Gershey, DPM

John Goldman, MD

Donna Hazel, RPh

Leslie Howell

Erik Huet

Camille Kostelac-Cherry

Rachel Levine, MD

Bruce MacLeod, MD

Ken Martz

Angie Mays, MD

Aislyn Moyer, RN

Sonia Reich, CRNP

Jan Reisinger

Ben Reynolds, PA-C

Cheri Rinehart

Angela Rupert

Susan Schrand, CRNP

Daneen Schroder

Patricia Sweeney, PhD, CRNP

David Talenti, MD

Gary Tennis

Michael Young, FACHE

 

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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