“Initiation of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder & Opioid Withdrawal in the Emergency Department”
HealthTrust presents…“Initiation of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder & Opioid Withdrawal in the Emergency Department”
Please Note: Continuing education credit is only available to those attending the session live. CE credit is not available when accessing the program on demand.
Opioid use disorder and opioid overdoses have led to an increased number of emergency department (ED) visits. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, can help reduce opioid overdoses. Yale Department of Emergency Medicine is among one of the institutions that have recently created an algorithm for buprenorphine initiation in the ED. In evaluation of this algorithm, pharmacists will be able to identify patients who are at risk of opioid overdoses and opioid withdrawal syndrome to appropriately initiate buprenorphine in the ED.
Learning Objectives for Pharmacists & Nurses | At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal in a patient presenting to the emergency department (ED) using the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
- Recall key drug information and counseling points for buprenorphine
- Recognize an algorithm for initiation of buprenorphine in patients with opioid use disorder and withdrawal in the ED
Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Techs | At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Recall key drug information for buprenorphine including indication, use and storage
- Identify clinical signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal
- Recognize laws and regulations regarding buprenorphine initiation in the emergency department
Deanna Fox, PharmD | PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident | Atlantic Health System | Morristown, New Jersey
Target Audience: Nurses, Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs
CE Credit: Approved for Nurses, Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs
This program is approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE Contact Hours. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0863-9999-23-047-L08-P (Pharmacists) and 0863-9999-23-047-L08-T (Techs). The activity is approved for 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for nurses, pharmacists & pharmacy techs who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation. Pfiedler Education is a division of AORN, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13019, for 1 contact hour. 1.0 contact hours approved for Nurses.
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