Intra-Operative IV Methadone to Reduce Post-Operative Opioid Use

March 4, 2021

This activity will provide education regarding the use of IV methadone intra-operatively for analgesia. I will explain the mechanism of action of methadone, the safety and efficacy noted in clinical trials, and the theories as to why IV methadone may reduce post-operative opioid exposure. I will also highlight the current practice of pain control in the intra-operative and post-operative setting.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Discuss the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and mechanism of action of IV methadone
  2. Identify possible safety issues and side effects of IV methadone
  3. Examine the rationale for intraoperative IV methadone use
  4. Review current literature regarding the use of intraoperative methadone and how it impacts postoperative opioid use in various surgery types and patient populations
  5. Review IV methadone dosing strategies

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Identify possible safety issues and side effects of IV methadone
  2. Recognize medications used for intra-operative and post-operative pain management

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
03/04/2021
Course expires: 
04/18/2021
Event starts: 
03/04/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
03/04/2021 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
ChristianaCare
Newark, DE
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and the presenter have nothing to disclose
 
Planning committee members
Caragh Clayton, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
ChristianaCare
 
Julia Kopec, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
ChristianaCare
 
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
 
Presenter
Julia Kopec, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
ChristianaCare
Joint Accreditation Statement:
 
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare.  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.
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Designation Statements:
 
PHARMACY
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-091-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-091-L01-T
CEU
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

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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