Nursing: Naloxone: Understanding its Use and Effects
28.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
All health care professionals (HCP) have a responsibility to understand the current opioid crisis and how they can contribute to countering this threat. All HCP who come into contact with patients have the potential to encounter individuals in danger of narcotic abuse. Awareness will facilitate an appropriate intervention. Those who may be more directly involved such as pharmacists, first responders, and emergency department personnel should consider more in-depth training. A thorough understanding of opioids, their misuse, and potential solutions to this public health issue will greatly contribute to improved patient health and quality of life.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the risk-benefit relationship related to the use of opioids to treat chronic pain.  
  • Compare the potency of select narcotics in controlling pain.  
  • State the most common reason cited for misusing prescription opioid products.  
  • Provide a hypothesis for why the inappropriate use of prescription medications can lead to the illicit use of opioids.  
  • Discuss three practices that prescribers can follow to optimally treat patients for chronic pain.  
  • Characterize the key sign of opioid overdose.  
  • State the main safety concern associated with the use of naloxone as an antidote for opioid overdose.  
  • Name one positive outcome conclusively associated with increasing the availability of naloxone.

About the Author: 

Bradley Gillespie, PharmD, was trained as a clinical pharmacist. He has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 25+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at FDA, followed by 20 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals and leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

How to receive credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent 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 Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite 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 Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
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.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 
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Naloxone: Understanding its Use and Effects - N30069

28.95
About the Course:
All health care professionals (HCP) have a responsibility to understand the current opioid crisis and how they can contribute to countering this threat. All HCP who come into contact with patients have the potential to encounter individuals in danger of narcotic abuse. Awareness will facilitate an appropriate intervention. Those who may be more directly involved such as pharmacists, first responders, and emergency department personnel should consider more in-depth training. A thorough understanding of opioids, their misuse, and potential solutions to this public health issue will greatly contribute to improved patient health and quality of life.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the risk-benefit relationship related to the use of opioids to treat chronic pain.  
  • Compare the potency of select narcotics in controlling pain.  
  • State the most common reason cited for misusing prescription opioid products.  
  • Provide a hypothesis for why the inappropriate use of prescription medications can lead to the illicit use of opioids.  
  • Discuss three practices that prescribers can follow to optimally treat patients for chronic pain.  
  • Characterize the key sign of opioid overdose.  
  • State the main safety concern associated with the use of naloxone as an antidote for opioid overdose.  
  • Name one positive outcome conclusively associated with increasing the availability of naloxone.

About the Author: 

Bradley Gillespie, PharmD, was trained as a clinical pharmacist. He has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 25+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at FDA, followed by 20 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals and leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

How to receive credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent 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 Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite 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 Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
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.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.