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The Pennsylvania  Naloxone Prescription Standing Order for Overdose Prevention: Implications on Community Pharmacy Practice

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Activity Details

UAN: 0159-0000-16-018-H01-P

Release Date: June 16, 2016
Expiration Date: June 16, 2019

Activity Type: Application-based

CE Credit: 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEU)

Cost: Free for PPA members! $30 for non-members.


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

All pharmacists


Program Description

Heroin and opioid overdose are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania.  In October of 2015, Governor Tom Wolf announced a statewide naloxone standing order for overdose prevention, signed by Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine.  This program will outline the components of this newly signed standing order as well as discuss best practices for implementation within the community pharmacy setting.  Proper device use will be displayed and patient/eligible person (those in a position to assist a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose) education will be discussed.


Program Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Define the scope of the overdose epidemic in Pennsylvania
2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and determine potential candidates for naloxone therapy
3. Describe the components of the Pennsylvania standing order for naloxone used for overdose prevention
4. Recommend best practices for implementation of the naloxone standing order in the community pharmacy setting
5. Display proper use of intra-nasal and intra-muscular naloxone and patient/eligible person counseling technique



John DeJames, RPh, Manager of Clinical Programs - Special Projects, Giant Eagle Pharmacy
John DeJames is a 1988 graduate from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. Upon graduation John worked as a retail manager for Thrift Drug in Pittsburgh. In 1997 he started with Giant Eagle Pharmacy as a retail manager. In 2003 he became the Manager of College Relations and Intern Development. In 2012 John transitioned into his current role as Manager of Clinical Programs and Special Projects. John currently is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel for Duquesne, Neomed and University of Toledo. He is the current vice president for the Duquesne Pharmacy alumni association and the 2015 PPA Preceptor of the year. John is active with both PPA and APHA.

Christine Jordan, PharmD, Clinical Coordinator, Giant Eagle Pharmacy
Christine Jordan, PharmD is a clinical coordinator for Giant Eagle Pharmacy. In this role, she is responsible for the implementation and execution of clinical programs within pharmacy locations in the northern region of Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 and completed a community practice residency program with the University of Pittsburgh and Giant Eagle Pharmacy in June of 2015.

Jessica N. Sikora, PharmD, PGY1 Community Practice Resident, Duquesne University/Giant Eagle Pharmacy
Jessica Sikora is a recent grad from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Class of 2015. She now lives in the Pittsburgh area while she is completing her post-graduate year-1 community practice residency with Duquesne University and Giant Eagle. Jessica has completed several certificate trainings such as Travel Health, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Point of Care Testing, MTM, Diabetes, and the Immunization Certificate Program.

CE Requirements

To receive CE credit for this home study, you will need to watch the entire video, complete an online survey evaluation, and pass a short quiz. Access to the survey and quiz will be automatically provided after you have watched the video. PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.


Disregard instructions given in the video on receiving credit. CE Credit will be sent to CPE Monitor early next month.


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