Enduring online program
Pharmacists in the community and other settings
The goal of this program is to provide the training needed for pharmacists to comply with the standing orders for dispensing naloxone issued by the New York State Department of Health. Opioid abuse is use disorder and opioid overdoses are currently an epidemic in both New York State and the United States as a whole. Mortality from opioid-related overdoses is also increasing. Expanding access to naloxone for use in opioid-related overdoses is one method meant to decrease mortality from these overdoses. Pharmacists can dispense naloxone using a non-patient specific prescription (standing order). This continuing education program will provide the training needed for pharmacists to comply with the standing orders for dispensing naloxone issued by the New York State Department of Health.
State Health Commissioner Issues Statewide Pharmacy Standing Order for Naloxone to Reduce Opioid Overdoses and Save Lives
This activity contains a pre-test, naloxone education presentation, educational reference material, post-test, and program evaluation. Credit will be awarded upon completion of all activity components and achieving a score of 70% or higher on the post-test.
Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP
Commissioner of Health
Erie County Department of Health
Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, MPH, DABAT, FAACT
Assistant Clinical Director, Upstate New York Poison Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Sharon Stancliff, MD
Associate Medical Director for Harm Reduction in Health Care
Office of the Medical Director, AIDS Institute
New York State Department of Health
This pharmacy continuing education program is supported by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.
There is no fee associated with this activity.
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This continuing education program has been accredited as knowledge-based enduring activity. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who successfully complete all components of the activity.
No partial credit is available
Dispensing Naloxone via a Non-Patient Specific Prescription: The Role of the Community Pharmacist, ACPE# 0044-0000-22-022-H01-P, 1.50 Contact Hrs., (.15 ceus).
Release date: 8/1/2022 - Expiration date 7/31/2024
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