Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Live Webinar


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Friday, January 7, 2022

    Offline Date

    Tuesday, January 7, 2025

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Tuesday, January 7, 2025

    Target Audience




    • Overview

      This session is part of the Opioid Module, which explores the safe and effective utilization of prescription opioids within diverse pain management treatment plans during the opioid crisis. This session seeks to explore general considerations regarding safe and effective prescription opioid utilization in pain management, including aspects such as renal dosing, hepatic dosing, gradual opioid tapering, opioid rotation, and the calculation of morphine milligram equivalent (MME) daily dosages. This session also reviews the various manners of classifying prescription opioids based on structural class, mechanism of action, origin, and polarity, and controlled substance class.


      • Slide Document :   Charts_Handout.pdf
      • Slide Document :   22024L08_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   22024L08_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Recognize appropriate gradual opioid dosage tapering plans and opioid rotation plans
      Differentiate opioid medications by structural class, mechanism of action, origin, polarity, and controlled substance class
      Recall the metabolism of common prescription opioid medications, and renal/hepatic dosage considerations
      Calculate morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) based on the 2016 CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-22-024-L08-P

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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