Available Until 6/4/2025

Naloxone Distribution from the Hospital and So Can You!

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-22-047-H01-P
Release Date: June 4, 2022
Expiration Date: June 4, 2025
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits:  0.25 contact hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Activity Overview 

The ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States (US) is entering a new phase with the Covid-19 pandemic. Overdose deaths are increasing in the US and opioid use disorder (OUD) is one of the main contributors to this issue. Naloxone is a life saving medication for opioid reversal but requires timely administration. Unfortunately, due to cost and other limitations such as prescription status, naloxone is not always available when it is needed most. Emergency Departments (ED) and hospitals can play a vital role in establishing naloxone distribution services and put this life-saving medications directly into the hands of patients that may need it. 

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 who are interested in developing a naloxone distribution from the hospital

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

  • Identify personell needed to establish a naloxone distribution program
  • Describe the process of establishing a distribution naloxone program
  • Describe how to review the implemented naloxone dispensing program and make changes if necessary 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

Gretchen Lindsey, PharmD
VP Clinical Services at Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
Powell, Ohio

Jess Nesheim, PharmD, BCPS
EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at MercyOne
Des Moines, IA 

David E. Zimmerman, PharmD, BCCCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Duquesne University
EM Pharmacist at UPMC-Mercy
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. 

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.