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    Program Type

    Live Webinar


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022

    Offline Date

    Saturday, June 7, 2025

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Saturday, June 7, 2025

    Target Audience




    • Overview

      This module is part of the General Pain Specialty Series, which explores overall pain management considerations, best practices, and pain conditions. This module examines the overlapping concerns of pain management and substance use disorder (addiction) and explores the correlation between the rate of overdose deaths and the rate of prescribing of opioid medications. Morphine milligram equivalent dosing is discussed within the context of the CDC's 2016 chronic pain opioid guidelines.


      • Slide Document :   22154L08_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   22154L08_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Recognize how the relative risks of opioid overdoses/deaths correlate with the use of identified higher risk prescription opioid dosage thresholds
      Recall that 75% of heroin utilizers first began opioid utilization with prescription opioids, yet the source of said prescription opioids is outside the realm of healthcare in the majority of cases
      Calculate prescription opioid morphine milligram equivalent (MME) daily dosages for the most common prescription opioid medications based on the 2016 CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-22-154-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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