Proactive Strategies for Opioid Harm Reduction

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

Community pharmacists are a key public health resource that must be leveraged to address the opioid crisis. This session will prepare participants to engage effectively with patients at risk for opioid-related harm to prevent morbidity and mortality. Controversies related to harm reduction interventions and medication-assisted recovery will be addressed from an evidence-based perspective.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians:
1. Identify patients at risk for opioid-related harm
2. Recall stigmatizing terminology related to patients who use opioids
3. Describe the role of naloxone in opioid overdose prevention
4. Describe the impact of syringe access for people who inject drugs
5. Compare FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder
6. Discuss current controversies and ethical issues related to opioids

”ACPETexas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements.



ACPE 0154-0000-19-009-H01-P
ACPE 0154-0000-19-009-H01-T
1.5 Contact Hours (0.15 CEU)

Presenters
Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor - The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Division of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
Lucas G. Hill graduated from the UMKC School of Pharmacy and completed a combined residency/fellowship in the UPMC Department of Family Medicine. He is now a clinical assistantprofessor of pharmacy practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hill is Director and Principal Investigator of Operation Naloxone, an interprofessional opioid overdose prevention program funded through the Texas Targeted Opioid Response. His research is focused on clinician-community...More

Originally Published

August 2, 2019


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Proactive Strategies for Opioid Harm Reduction - Video
  • Proactive Strategies for Opioid Harm Reduction - Paper

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