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UGA College of Pharmacy

Courses Offered

Pharmacist’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Training Module

Contact Hours = 3, CEUs = 0.3

Description

This application based activity contains 4 audio-visual presentations with active learning exercises and a 30-question post assessment. It will take pharmacists through a the steps of identifying the scope of the problem and their role in preventing prescription drug abuse.

The program examines the current state of prescription drug abuse and it's implications, explores the 4 main goals of the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative and provides an overview of the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Target Audience

This program is intended for all Georgia Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

Requirements

To receive the continuing pharmacy education for this activity, the participant must view all 4 audio-visual presentations, participate in the active learning exercises, and successfully complete the post-test with a score of 70% or higher, then submit the online evaluation.

Participants may print a statement of credit if desired. All continuing education credit awarded is reported to CPE Monitor within 60 days of activity completion.​

Physician Continuing Education to Reduce Opioid Misuse, Abuse and Overdose - Many opportunities and Few Requirements

Physician continuing education to reduce opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose are sorely needed across the country without many opportunities to receive training and few requirements to do so. Please Click Here to read an article on physician continuing education to reduce opioid misuse, abuse and overdose. This article focuses on the opioid overdose epidemic in the United States being driven in large part by inappropriate opioid prescribing. Most American physicians receive little or no training during medical school regarding best practice prescribing, substance use disorders, and pain management. There are very few states that require continuing medical education (CME) on these topics. This article reports the results of a systematic legal analysis of physician training requirements, together with recommendations for improved physician training and much more.

Here is the full link to the article; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301759691_Physician_continuing_education_to_reduce_opioid_misuse_abuse_and_overdose_Many_opportunities_few_requirements

Medical Association of Georgia Foundation (MAGF), Dr. Tennent Slack, M.D, “The Prescription Opioid Overdose Epidemic - A Question of Balance”

Dr. Tennent Slack, MD, a pain physician in Gainesville, Georgia and co-chair of MAGF’s "Think About It" campaign, presents "The Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic -- A Question of Balance." In this presentation, Dr. Slack defines the scope of the prescription drug overdose crisis; discusses why the problem has occurred and the difficulty in effectively addressing it. In closing, he outlines how the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation's Think About It campaign is focused on reducing prescription drug abuse.

To view this powerful insightful presentation please Click Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2IhUWkZFI).