THE ROLE OF PHARMACISTS IN ADDRESSING NEW JERSEY'S OPIOID CRISIS
ENDURING RECORDED COURSE: Registration now open
Time of Enduring Recorded Course: One hour
This is the second of six modules of a live webinar and enduring recorded course series that will use a standardized, evidence-based opioid addiction prevention curriculum to train and inform pharmacists on best practices in opioid dispensing, counseling patients and caregivers, opioid storage and disposal, and halting abuse and diversion.
All participants who register for and complete this course will receive access to the New Jersey Opioid Medical Education Program Naloxone Distribution and Training Programs Guide. This comprehensive county-by-county guide, available in interactive and print formats for health care professional reference and patient education, includes pharmacies who dispense NARCAN® (naloxone hydrochloride) Nasal Spray and the recent FDA-approved generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray (utilizing standing orders, and via prescription). It also includes virtual trainings in the era of COVID–19 on how and when to use naloxone nasal spray.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Pharmacists
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the function of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJ PMP) in halting abuse and diversion, and pharmacist obligations including registration and recognizing suspicious activity.
- Outline pharmacist obligations in properly dispensing controlled dangerous substances (CDS) including valid prescription requirements, emergency dispensing, and labeling obligations.
- Understand best practices for maintaining security controls against diversion, including physical security controls of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) and interfacing with patients.
- Explain drug utilization review and requirements, and the pharmacist’s role alongside the practitioner’s role in counseling patients and their caregivers on new prescriptions.
- Apply for standing orders, dispense opioid antidotes, and comply with the Overdose Prevention Act (OPA).
- Recommend proper storage and disposal of all prescriptions.
- Discuss future guidance for pharmacists in opioid dispensing and management.
AVAILABLE CREDIT: This enduring recorded course satisfies the statutory mandate that pharmacists obtain one credit in continuing education programs concerning prescription opioid drugs as a condition of licensure renewal. Upon successful completion of the enduring recorded course, participants will receive a certificate of completion, and should retain it in accordance with the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy’s regulations.
To receive full credit, you must be present for the entire enduring recorded course activity.
To receive a certificate of completion, complete the Pre-Assessment, Post-Assessment, and Knowledge Assessment.
Hearing Impaired Registrants: This enduring recorded course will contain closed captioning.
For technical support with registration and access to the module, please contact the Rowan Online Marketplace Center submit an email ticket here.