Pain Management, Drug Diversion & Controlled Substance Best Practices: A Requirement for West Virginia Pharmacists -WV APPROVED- is organized by PharmCon, lnc. and will be held from Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 22, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 3 Contact Hours.
We live in an "Opioid Epidemic" where someone dies approximately every 15 minutes from prescription drug overdose. So just how do we end this "Opioid Epidemic" or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this monograph, we will review overall pain management etiology, specific opioid medication pharmacological concepts, opioid overdose reversal treatments, and not only how to identify drug seeking and diversion behaviors, but possible actions to take when the behaviors are suspected. We will also review West Virginia specific controlled substance laws, trends, and the Controlled Substances Monitoring Program. Unlike opioids, this monograph is intended to open one's eyes, elevate blood pressure and/or heart rate, and increase cognition (in relation to the Opioid Epidemic).
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.