Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, April 20, 2023

    Offline Date

    Saturday, April 20, 2024

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, April 20, 2026

    Target Audience




    • Overview

      Flat-lining. The Death Rattle. Unresponsive. Psychosis. Delirium. Uncontrollable. Threat to society.

      All of these are various ways of indicating that one has had too much of any one substance, or even a combination of substances. Just how does an EMT or an ER clinician distinguish what a person may have overdosed upon? Then, just what does one treat that respective overdose with? In the chaotic world of opioid overdoses, for one example, whether from fentanyl analogs, diacetylmorphine (Heroin), or oxycodone, just how much naloxone will be needed to revive one’s breathing? An FDA panel of experts could not even concur on the “perfect dose” of naloxone for opioid-induced respiratory depression, yet we will discuss the main factors for triaging and treating a person having overdosed on opioids, or any multitude of other substances of abuse. Whether an overdose of ecstasy, heroin, or acetaminophen, all require immediate and expert care. This discussion is part of the overall Substances of Abuse Specialty Pharmacist (SASP) certificate training program. So please join us for a conversation about going well beyond our healthcare professional charge of “doing no harm” to aim much higher and save lives.


      • Slide Document :   23055H99_2pp.pdf
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    • Pharmacist

      Recognize opioid overdose symptoms and approved naloxone opioid overdose respiratory depression reversal product dosages.
      Recall the most common medications utilized to eliminate substances of abuse from the human body and the pharmacology of sodium bicarbonate utilized to correct cardiovascular and anion gap irregularities.
      Recognize acetaminophen overdose symptoms and laboratory test results along with n-acetylcysteine reversal product selections and dosages.
      Recognize commonly utilized benzodiazepines utilized in drug overdoses for common substances of abuse, and the pharmacology of the benzodiazepine overdose reversal medication flumazenil.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-23-055-H99-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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