Alternatives to Opioids

October 29, 2020
The Ochsner medical center currently have incorporated different tools to help in the crisis but these tools are underutilized. It is therefore important to hold this CE in other to re-educate practioners on the role of assessing each patient’s need for opioid prescription. This lecture will also educate practitioners on alternatives to opioid prescribing. This will improve practitioner’s confidence in utilizing the multimodal pain management options for patients.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Identify opportunities to optimize pain management
  2. Discuss nonopioid medications for chronic pain
  3. Utilize and interpret the opioid risk scoring tool
  4. Assess evidence for use of multimodal pain management

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Identify nonopioid medications for chronic pain
  2. Recognize the importance of nonopioid therapies

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/29/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
10/29/2020 - 1:00pm
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
United States
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner Medical Center.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-197-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-197-L01-T
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance


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