Join the BucksMont Pharmacists Association for a free dinner meeting and CE presentation!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 to 6:40 PM: Sign-in, networking, Hors D’ oeuvres, drinks
6:45 to 7:30 PM: Dinner
7:35 to 8:35 PM: CE Presentation
8:40 PM: Chris Lyman – What Pharmacists Need to know about Buying and Selling Pharmacies
8:50 PM: Rob Frankil - recent PA pharmacy legislative updates
9:00 General meeting adjournment
9:05-9:20: BMPA BoD meeting
Mike's York Street Bar & Grill
544 York Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
Continuing Education Programming
The Great Opioid Debate: To Use or Not to Use. That is the Question.
Maria Foy, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Specialist, Palliative Care/General Medicine
Department of Pharmacy
Abington Memorial Hospital
Pain has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Pain has been shown to be under treated, with up to 70% of patients receiving suboptimal pain control. However, our country has also seen a dramatic increase in the use of opioids. Eighty percent of the prescriptions for opioids worldwide are written in the U.S. This increase has resulted in an increase in overdoses and hospital admissions due to opioids. The presentation today will identify why we have this conundrum in the treatment of pain, review the recent NIH and Neurology position statements on opioid prescribing in chronic pain, and provide resources for pharmacists who would like to be involved in this area of practice.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe current barriers to appropriate analgesic treatments
2. Explain chronic pain and the effects of the brain in pain in this population
3. Review recent recommendations for the use of opioids in chronic pain
4. Demonstrate how the application of Universal Pain Precautions can promote safe and appropriate pain therapies
5. State available educational opportunities for pharmacists interested in pain management
CE Credit: 1 Contact Hour (0.10 CEUs)
Activity Type: Application-based
Requirements to receive CE credit: Participants must be present for the entire program, sign the sign-in sheet, and complete an online evaluation survey within one week. PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education.