How Health Systems Can Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

December 15, 2022

This activity will highlight how a comprehensive opioid stewardship program can improve utilization of opioids, improve multi-modal approaches to pain management, optimize prescribing of opioid and naloxone at discharge and minimize drug diversion. These are all challenges currently confronting our health-systems and the strategies leading to success can be different. The exchange of ideas as the ongoing crisis changes will assist our members in sustain and spreading these programs.

Target Audience

Nurses

Pharmacists

Physicians

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the structure and role of a health-system opioid stewardship governance committee.
  2. Identify key opioid stewardship strategies to optimize opioid utilization in the acute care and ambulatory settings.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of key opioid stewardship interventions.

Pharmacists learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Describe the structure and role of a health-system opioid stewardship governance committee.
  2. Identify key opioid stewardship strategies to optimize opioid utilization in the acute care and ambulatory settings.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of key opioid stewardship interventions.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
12/15/2022
Course expires: 
01/29/2023
Event starts: 
12/15/2022 - 11:00am CST
Event ends: 
12/15/2022 - 12:00pm CST

Faculty

Adam L. Ackerman, MD
Associate Director of Hospital Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor (Internal Medicine), Yale School of Medicine
Physician Lead and Co-Chair of Opioid Stewardship, Yale New Haven Health
Yale New Haven Health

Michael Guerra, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surgery and Pain Management
Yale New Haven Health

 

 

Planning committee

Jim Lichauer, PharmD
Sr PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Vizient

Lindsay Mayer, RN, MSN
Sr Dr PI Programs
Vizient

Adam L. Ackerman, MD
Associate Director of Hospital Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor (Internal Medicine), Yale School of Medicine
Physician Lead and Co-Chair of Opioid Stewardship, Yale New Haven Health
Yale New Haven Health

In support of improving patient care, 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 Statement(s):

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)

This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

 

NURSING

This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

 

PHARMACY

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.

Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-184-L04-P

 

PHYSICIAN

Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

OTHER

Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
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