Dispensing Naloxone Via a Non-Patient Specific Prescription Update: The Role of the Community Pharmacist

Contact Hours: 2 (0.2 CEUs)

Enduring online program

Target Audience

New York State Pharmacists

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Program Goal

To provide the training needed for pharmacists to comply with the standing orders for dispensing naloxone issued by the Harm Reduction Coalition and those issued by the Erie County Department of Health.

Program Overview

Opioid abuse is 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 now 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 Harm Reduction Coalition and those issued by the Erie County Department of Health.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the incidence of opioid-related mortality in both the United States and New York State
  • Discuss the role of naloxone as part of an overall strategy to address opioid overdoses
  • List the available naloxone products and how each is administered
  • Provide an overview of the pharmacist's role in dispensing naloxone via a non-patient specific prescription

Program Components

This program contains a pre-test, naloxone education presentation, educational reference material, post-test, and program evaluation.  Credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the post-test activity with a score of 70% or better.
 

Program Presenters

Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP

Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP
Commissioner of Health
Erie County Department of Health

Sharon Stancliff, MD

Sharon Stancliff, MD
Medical Director
Harm Reduction Coalition

 

Denise Swiatek, PharmD

Denise Swiatek, PharmD
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Academic Educator
SUNY at Buffalo
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Program Fee

This is no fee associated with this program.

Program Support

This pharmacy continuing education program is supported by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.

Accreditation Information

ACPE

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 knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE# 0044-0000-17-080-H01-P and will award 2 contact hours (0.2 ceus) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete all components of this activity and achieve a successful score of 70% or greater on the post-test.

Initial Release Date: Dec. 18, 2017   Planned Expiration Date: Dec. 18, 2018

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