Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): An Overview

The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (MA PMP) is a tool that supports safe prescribing and dispensing and assists in addressing prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The MA PMP collects dispensing information on prescription drug products with recognized potential for abuse or dependence (e.g., narcotics, stimulants, sedatives). The Drug Control Program (DCP) analyzes the PMP data to determine prescribing and dispensing trends; provide patient prescription history informa...
MCPHS University

Buprenorphine/Naloxone Nonmedical Use and Diversion: The Role of the Pharmacist (Online)

Nonmedical use of opioids is a growing problem within the U.S. Pharmacists possess unique knowledge, skills, and responsibilities, which enables them to play a critical role in opioid abuse prevention, education, and assistance. The Buprenorphine/Naloxone Nonmedical Use and Diversion: The Role of the Pharmacist (KE-CN#PAIN105) course explores trends in opioid abuse, legal restrictions on opioid medications, and tips on identifying prescription fraud and red flags for diversion. Pharmacists who...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Treating Opioid Use Disorder with Buprenorphine /Naloxone (Online)

Opioid Use Disorders are a growing problem in the U.S. The unique knowledge, skills, and responsibilities pharmacists possess are critical to opioid abuse prevention, education, and treatment. Treating Opioid Use Disorder with Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Online) (KE-CN#PAIN104) will detail the pharmacology of buprenorphine, its role in addiction management, and various treatment options pharmacists can provide. Pharmacists who complete this training will have the knowledge and resources needed to ...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Tips to Help Pharmacists Detect Prescription Drug Diversion

Drug Diversion is a significant problem pharmacists must deal with everyday in practice. Understanding common methods of illegal prescribing and drug diversion would help pharmacist better identify when a prescription is for a legitimate medical purpose and when it is not. This program will help pharmacists with identification and assessment techniques of drug diversion commonly seen in pharmacy practice.

Audio-Digest Substance Abuse

Audio-Digest Substance Abuse is a compilation of the best Audio-Digest lectures concerning addiction and substance abuse. Some recent titles include: Addiction 101: neurobiology, evaluation, and management, Another intoxicated patient, A critical care approach to reducing the risks of alcohol withdrawal, Substance use and psychiatric comorbidity, Depression and alcohol, Motivational interviewing in addiction, The case for treating addiction as a chronic disease, Medically supervised withdrawa...

Prescription Monitoring Programs: An Important Tool to Decrease Diversion and Abuse of Opioids

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), or Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs), are electronic databases that track the dispensing of controlled substances, including opioids. PDMPs have been shown to not only decrease diversion and doctor shopping and favorably impact prescribing habits, but also to improve patient safety. Nonetheless, the use of these programs is very low. While there is a great deal of variability from state to state in terms of the type of information and the ti...
Miller Medical Communications and Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education

"I'm Allergic to All Non-Narcotics": Care of the Chemically Dependent Patient

Learning Objectives: Differentiate between the behaviors of dependent drug seekers, entrepreneurial drug seekers and mainstream pain drug seekers. List arguments for and against dispensing medication to known drug seekers. State at least three interventions that may be utilized when encountering drug seeking behavior in the emergency department.
Contemporary Forums Online

Psychological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Fundamentals and Beyond

This CE test is based on the book "Psychological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Fundamentals and Beyond" (2006, 328 pages). The chapters in this practical and insightful guide for helping individuals with this troubling disorder, written by prominent specialists, provide practical, step-by-step descriptions of psychological approaches to treating OCD. After explicating the general, underlying features of the disorder, the contributors to this volume describe evidence-based behavio...
Professional Development Resources

Michigan: Pain and Symptom Management

Key points of Michigan’s pain policies plus Joint Commission regulations for pain management. Covers major categories of pain, common sources of pain, assessment and management in various special populations including children, older adults, and those at the end of life. Describes safe use of opioids for pain management and issues related to the abuse of prescribed opioids. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Describe the prevalence of pain in the United States. *Identi...
ATrain Education Inc.

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