Facilitating the Inevitable: The Role of Supervised Injection Facilities

Newark, DE US
January 30, 2020

This presentation is intended to inform the inpatient and ambulatory pharmacists at ChristianaCare on the role of supervised injection facilities (SIF). It will discuss the current state of the opioid epidemic and the key public health areas of interest including overdose morbidity and mortality, viral transmission and bacterial infections, and healthcare resource burden. Legal and ethical barriers to SIF implementation will be addressed, presenting the arguments of supporters and opponents. Pharmacist will receive a review of the data on public health impact from SIF experiences in other countries. By the end of this presentation, pharmacist will be well informed on the evidence of harm reduction from SIF and future direction in the U.S.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Identify the need for harm reduction strategies in relation to the opioid epidemic
  2. Examine the barriers to implementing SIF in the United States
  3. Evaluate the public health impact based on global experiences with SIF

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Discuss the purpose of supervised injection facilities (SIF)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/30/2020 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
01/30/2020 - 1:00pm CST
ChristianaCare Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Newark, DE 19713
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee and the presenter have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Jeffrey Reitz, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCOP
ChristianaCare Hospital
Course reviewer
Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, DPLA
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Karlie Mahan, PharmD
ChristianaCare Hospital
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare Hospital.  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: JA0006103-9999-20-030-L05-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-030-L05-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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