THE ROLE OF PHARMACISTS IN ADDRESSING NEW JERSEY'S OPIOID CRISIS
ENDURING COURSE: Registration now open
Time of Enduring Course: One hour
This is the second of six modules of a live webinar and enduring 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.
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 course satisfies the statutory mandate that licensed pharmacists obtain one credit in continuing education programs concerning prescription opioid drugs as a condition of licensure renewal. Upon successful completion of the enduring 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 course activity.
To receive a certificate of completion, complete the Pre-Assessment, Post-Assessment, and Knowledge Assessment.
Hearing Impaired Registrants: This enduring course will contain closed captioning.
For questions pertaining to the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy, and module content, please contact Patricia Fortunato, Content Manager/Program Manager at email@example.com
For technical support with registration and access to the module, please contact the Rowan Online Marketplace Center at (856) 256-5164, or submit an email ticket here.