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CE Webinar: The Big Slow-Down: Managing Opioid Induced Constipation
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 Export to Your Calendar 7/21/2020
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
12:00 PM
Where: GoToWebinar
Access instructions provided upon registration
United States
Presenter: Letitia N. Warunek, Pharm.D., BCPS
Contact: Katie Hoster

Online registration is available until: 7/19/2020
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The Big Slow-Down: Managing Opioid Induced Constipation

Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a common adverse effect experienced by many patients receiving opioids for chronic pain. Discomfort from OIC may lead to inappropriate discontinuation of opioids and a subsequent increase in pain. In addition, inadequate management of OIC can result in serious gastrointestinal complications and reduced quality of life for patients receiving opioid therapy for pain management. The purpose of this continuing education presentation is to highlight the pharmacist’s role in screening patients for OIC and recommending appropriate therapy for management of OIC.    


Letitia N. Warunek, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

Letitia Warunek graduated from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in 2017. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia and a PGY-2 in Internal Medicine at Buffalo General Medical Center in New York. She joined Wilkes University in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with a clinical practice site at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.



Target Audience: All Pharmacists

CE Credit: 1 Contact Hours (0.1 CEU)

Program Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:


1. Explain the pathophysiology of opioid induced constipation (OIC).
2. Describe the mechanism of action, efficacy, adverse effects, and contraindications for medications used to
treat opioid induced constipation (OIC).
3. Determine an appropriate treatment plan for opioid induced constipation (OIC) through a patient case example"



11:55 AM to 12:00 PM - Attendees log in
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - CE Program


*GoToWebinar instructions are provided after you register on the registration confirmation page. An email will also be sent to all registrants a few days prior to the event with the GoToWebinar link.


Activity Type: Knowledge-based



PPA Members - Free

Non-Members - $30- fee will be collected separately and prior to awarding CE credit.
*Requests for cancellation refunds must be submitted to PPA at least one day in advance of the webinar. All refunds will be subject to a $5 administrative fee.


UAN: 0159-0000-19-056-L01-P



Requirements to receive credit: Participants must attend the entire program 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 a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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