Opioid Stewardship Certificate

Release Date:  July 7, 2021
Expiration Date: July 7, 2024
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credit Hour(s): 22 hours
Activity Fee:  $445.00/$545.00 member/non-member

CE Activity Announcement  

Overview 

This self-guided, online program will provide 22 hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists, incorporating recorded presentations, readings, and practice activities.

How do you reduce the suffering of pain patients while reducing their risk of addiction? This is the question that opioid stewardship programs aim to answer. This certificate delves into methods for developing an opioid stewardship program from its infancy through maturity and quality improvement. This includes strategies for creating executive leadership support and practitioner buy-in, using data and metrics to inform program development, quality improvement, and management, methods for educating the healthcare team and patients, and patient care strategies that identify and mitigate risks while incorporating shared decision-making with patients and/or caregivers. 

Upon completion of this program, participants should be proficient in methods of developing opioid stewardship programs that identify opportunities for improvement available at their institution, encourage safe prescribing of opioids, and reduce opioid-related adverse events.

Professional Certificate Requirement 

Once a learner has successfully completed the educational curriculum, he/she will have the opportunity to complete a 100 question comprehensive exam. If the learner successfully completes the exam (minimum 80% passing rate; unlimited attempts permitted), he/she will be eligible to earn the professional certificate.

Learning Module

ACPE #

Credit Hours

Introduction and Goals

0204-0000-21-767-H08-P

1.5

Executive Leadership Support

0204-0000-21-768-H08-P

1.25

Opioid Stewardship Program Development and Implementation

0204-0000-21-769-H08-P

2.25

Policy and Advocacy

0204-0000-21-770-H08-P

1.5

Performance Metric Identification and Measurement

0204-0000-21-771-H08-P

1.5

Use and Integration of Technology and Training

0204-0000-21-772-H08-P

2.25

Healthcare Team Education and Training

0204-0000-21-773-H08-P

3

Patient Care: Optimizing Safe Opioid Prescribing and Pain Management Practices

0204-0000-21-774-H08-P

2.5

Patient Care: Pharmacist Practitioner Roles in Pain Management and Opioid Safety

0204-0000-21-775-H08-P

1.25

Patient and Family/Caregiver Education and Engagement and Community Outreach

0204-0000-21-776-H08-P 2

Strong Practice Successes

0204-0000-21-777-H08-P 3