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 West Virginia Best Practice Prescribing & Drug Diversion Training
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Course Overview:
This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Committee for three (3) hours in Drug Diversion and General CE credit.

CE Number: WV-2014-01-06-DRUG DIVERSION
 

The purpose of this three contact hour presentation is to provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurse practitioners with information regarding the safe administration and dispensing of controlled substances to patients, and the abuse or misuse of illicit drugs in West Virginia (WV).

This presentation is divided into two sections; section I covers the safe and effective prescribing, administration, and dispensing of controlled substances, and section II deals with drug diversion training.
Learning Objectives:

After completing Section I of this course, the pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and nurse practitioner  will be able to:

  • Discuss the abuse of prescription medication and identify applicable laws relating to drug diversion practices.
  • Explain the epidemiology of chronic pain and misuse/risks of abusing opioids.
  • Describe addictive symptomatology and the use of REMS in opioid safety management.
  • Recall schedules of controlled substances and reporting these substances in West Virginia.
  • Discuss the West Virginia Controlled Substances Monitoring Program.
  • Review the development of a comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment plan.
  • Review termination strategies for chronic therapy.

After completing Section II of this course the pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and nurse practitioner will be able to:
  • Discuss the concept and prevalence of drug diversion, the types of drugs involved, and the impact on society.
  • Identify drug diversion and drug seeking tactics and behaviors.
  • Review methods to minimize drug diversion, including the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
  • Outline best practice methods for working with patients suspected of drug seeking behavior and diversion.
  • Discuss best practice methods for working with colleagues suspected of drug seeking behavior and diversion.
  • Describe the five drug diversion prevention laws in WV.
Target Audience:
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Nurse Practitioners
Faculty:

Nadine Salmon, MSN, BSN, IBCLC is the Clinical Content Manager for RN.com. She is a Registered Nurse, Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Nadine obtained an MSN at Grand Canyon University, with an emphasis on Nursing Leadership. Her clinical background is in Labor and Delivery and Postpartum nursing, and she has also worked in Medical Surgical Nursing and Home Health. Nadine has work experience in three countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. She worked for the international nurse division of American Mobile Healthcare, prior to joining the Education Team at RN.com. Nadine is a nurse planner for RN.com and is responsible for all clinical aspects of course development. She updates course content to current standards and develops new course materials for RN.com.

Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He also holds a clinical faculty appointment at Ohio Northern University, College of Pharmacy. Dr. ("Darrell") Hulisz received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo and Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Darrell has published over 70 papers in the medical and pharmacy literature, has lectured extensively both locally and nationally and has served as an investigator in several clinical trials. He has made numerous appearances on local television and radio programs. He also serves on several national advisory panels and is an author for WebMD’s Medscape.com and a speaker and author for AMN Healthcare's RxSchool.com.

Darrell currently practices as a clinical pharmacist with University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency Program, where he works in consultation with family physicians, both on inpatient and outpatient services. Darrell has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. He also completed a federal, multi-agency faculty development fellowship to further his expertise in the field of addiction medicine. He also served as a co-investigator for a multidisciplinary chronic pain study funded by the Macy Foundation. He was recently awarded a federal grant as a co-investigator to develop leadership and advocacy in urban health and community health within a multidisciplinary team.

Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool strives to keeps its content fair and unbiased. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The planners of the educational activity have no conflicts of interest to disclose. There is no commercial support being used for this course.

Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. 

The information in the course is for educational purposes only. 

Nadine Salmon and Darrell Hulisz have no conflicts to disclose.
Release date:
May 16, 2014
Expiration Date:
May 16, 2017
 
 


Course Category This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based
Technologies Used

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Price: $30.00
ANCC Accreditation
RN.com is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

RN.com is also an approved nursing continuing education provider in the states of California Provider #12631, Florida Provider # 2576, and West Virginia Provider #W2002-0425RN

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 3 credit hours.

Expiration Date: 05/16/2017

Release Date: 05/16/2014

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 3 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-14-012-H05-P.

Expiration Date: 05/16/2017

Release Date: 05/16/2014

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 3 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-14-012-H05-T.

Expiration Date: 05/16/2017

Release Date: 05/16/2014

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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