Available Until 9/10/2025

I Am Not Comfortable With That! Treatment of Pain in Palliative Care

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-22-044-H01-P
Release Date: September 10, 2022
Expiration Date: September 10, 2025
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits:  .25 contact hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Activity Overview 

Pharmacists in a variety of settings do not routinely provide palliative pharmaceutical care.  As a result, many practitioners are unaware of the medications,  doses used, the atypical dosage forms and routes of administration that may be necessary for this population are not seen in other patient populations.  With more information  pharmacists can become more familiar with these special requirements and improve the care provided to these patients.   

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 practice with patients having severe life threatening illness. 

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

  • Discuss pharmacotherpy for pain management in the palliative care population.
  • Identify strategies for analgesia in patients with comorbid opioid use disorder and serious illness. 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

David E. Zimmerman, PharmD,
Professor of Pharmacy
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA

Maria Foy, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Pharmacy Care Coordinator, Palliative Care
Jefferson Abington Health
Abington, PA

Norman Pillsbury, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Ocala Health
Ocala Regional Medical Center
Ocala, FL

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. 


Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE #0204-0000-22-062-H01-P 0.25 Hours September 10, 2022 - September 10, 2025