Pharmacy: Addiction Medicine: When Patients Can’t “Just Quit”
10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Describe the economic and societal burdens created by addiction.
  • Identify patients presenting with opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder or tobacco use disorder using the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis.
  • List the various pharmacological therapies used during the withdrawal phase.
  • Compose a plan for incorporating naloxone pharmacist-consult agreements into practice.
  • Discuss the current FDA-approved therapies for opioid use disorder and determine the best treatment option based on recent guidelines and patient factors.
  • Compare and contrast the FDA-approved therapies for alcohol use disorder.
  • Assess a patient’s readiness to change and devise a plan for smoking cessation when needed.
  • Review the psychosocial interventions used in treating addiction.

About the Author:
Melanie Padgett, PharmD earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. She has been a community pharmacist for seven years and has experience writing for medical education companies.  She has completed additional training in immunizations, pain management, and diabetes.

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Addiction Medicine: When Patients Can’t “Just Quit”

10.00
Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Describe the economic and societal burdens created by addiction.
  • Identify patients presenting with opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder or tobacco use disorder using the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis.
  • List the various pharmacological therapies used during the withdrawal phase.
  • Compose a plan for incorporating naloxone pharmacist-consult agreements into practice.
  • Discuss the current FDA-approved therapies for opioid use disorder and determine the best treatment option based on recent guidelines and patient factors.
  • Compare and contrast the FDA-approved therapies for alcohol use disorder.
  • Assess a patient’s readiness to change and devise a plan for smoking cessation when needed.
  • Review the psychosocial interventions used in treating addiction.

About the Author:
Melanie Padgett, PharmD earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. She has been a community pharmacist for seven years and has experience writing for medical education companies.  She has completed additional training in immunizations, pain management, and diabetes.