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CE Webinar: Opioid Wars: The Conversion Strikes Back
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CE Webinar: Opioid Wars: The Conversion Strikes Back

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When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
1 to 2:30 PM
Where: Webinar
Access instructions provided upon registration
United States
Presenter: Thomas Franko, PharmD, BCACP
Contact: Sara Powers
(717) 234-6151 x. 2

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Title: Opioid Wars: The Conversion Strikes Back


Inappropriate dosing of opioid pain medications has led to numerous overdoses and at times death in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.  In practice, several health care providers can be unaware of key concepts, conversion factors and appropriate dosing strategies for these high risk medications. Many people fear opioid conversions due to a lack of understanding and, at times, difficult math behind each solution.  However, it does not have to be this way. The aim of this program is to simplify the complex and convoluted world of opioid conversions regardless of practice setting in an effort to improve patient safety.


Thomas Franko, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy


Target Audience: All pharmacists with routine interaction or questions of opioid pain medications

CE Credit: 1.5 Contact Hours (0.15 CEUs)

Program Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Recommend appropriate dosing strategies for opioid naïve and tolerant patients
2. Recognize when to compensate for incomplete cross tolerance
3. Calculate appropriate doses of IV, PO, long and short acting opioids
4. Evaluate the safety of opioid doses given a specific patient case
5. Discuss the nuances in converting to and from fentanyl patches and methadone
Schedule: 12:55 to 1:00 PM - Attendees log in
1:00 to 2:30 PM - CE Program
Activity Type: Application-based
Cost: PPA Members - Free
Non-Members - $20
UAN: 0159-0000-16-002-L05-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.


To Register:

Use the link above to register for this program. 

Software Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®*, iPad®*, Android™ phone or Android tablet
*iPad® and iPhone® users may not have access to all interactive capabilities but may still attend the webinar. 

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