Available Until 11/5/2024

Another Ouchie: Unintended Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic on Pediatric Pain Management

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-22-164-H01-P
Release Date: 11/05/2022
Expiration Date: 11/05/2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits:  0.25 contact hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Activity Overview 

The opioid epidemic is a dynamic, multi-layered situation with regulatory changes affecting patients and providers in a variety of ways.  Although many regulation changes were designed with the best intentions, unintended consequences have surfaced in acute pain management for pediatric patients.  This podcast will discuss some of the implications and safety issues of opioid regulations while providing information regarding appropriate pediatric medication therapy.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

These activities were planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists in all practice environments that may encounter pediatric patients with acute pain management needs.  

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the safety implications of opioid regulations on acute pediatric pain management.
  • Summarize an appropriate acute pharmacologic pain regimen for a pediatric patient.

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

Stephanie Weightman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dallas, Texas

Connor M. Stuart, PharmD, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine
Children’s Health – Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Dallas, Texas

David Zimmerman, PharmD, BCCCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Duquesne University
EM Pharmacist, UPMC-Mercy Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

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