Sangamiss CPE Program - Springfield - 12-17-2019 - Opioid Adverse Events

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bitter Pill to Swallow: Patients at Risk for Opioid Adverse Events and How to Prevent Them


Melissa Harvey, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Memorial Medical Center
Springfield, IL


4:30 pm - Registration, Drinks, Appetizers
5:30 pm - CPE Program


Register below. This program is free to ICHP members. You must register online in advance to attend this program. The cost for non-members to attend is $20. You may attend once as a non-member for free but thereafter must join ICHP as a member. However, those who do not attend and do not cancel within 48 hours of the program will be charged $20.00 to cover expenses. Members who attend the meeting will not be charged the fee. Please bring a copy of your registration verification form with you to the meeting. There is limited seating, so register early.


228 W Miller St
Springfield, IL  62702

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity, pharmacist participants should be able to:

1. Recognize patient populations that are most at risk for opioid related adverse events.
2. Select effective non-opioid regimens that can be used in place of opioid therapy.
3. Describe when utilization of naloxone would be beneficial for a patient discharged on an opioid medication and appropriate counseling points.
4. Identify resources available to assist with safe and effective opioid therapy decisions.

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity, pharmacy technician participants should be able to:

1. List common adverse events and side effects associated with opioid therapy and medications used to prevent or alleviate these events.
2. Recognize non-opioid analgesic medications commonly used as primary or adjunct therapy for pain.
3. Identify common opioid dosing regimens.
4. Describe the importance of naloxone in the prevention of opioid-related adverse events.

      ACPE logoThe Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity provides 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0121-0000-19-084-L01-P & 0121-0000-19-084-L01-T Type of Activity: Knowledge-based

      Attendees must complete a program evaluation and CPE submission online at After successful CPE submission to CPE Monitor, attendees may print their statements of continuing pharmacy education credit at

      Target Audience: This knowledge-based activity was developed for Health-System Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

      PTCB requires CPhTs to submit 20 hours of pharmacy technician-specific (‘T-specific’) continuing pharmacy education (CPE) to qualify for recertification. Please advise all pharmacy technicians at your site of this change. As an ACPE accredited provider, ICHP will continue to include Technician specific programming in most if not all of our CPE programming.

      Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of ICHP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its education programs. In accordance with this policy, faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of these continuing pharmacy education programs. Any resident or fellow presentation is reviewed by a content specialist preceptor. These disclosures will be available at the program.

      CPE Monitor: When registering for this program, you will be asked to provide your NABP e-Provile ID # and Birthday. This information is required by any participants seeking CPE credit.  Visit for information about CPE Monitor and how to obtain your NABP ID.

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