Prescribing Naloxone in the District of Columbia
This module demonstrates the indication and use of available naloxone products. Discusses the scope of the opioid epidemic in DC, signs of an overdose, and steps for reversing a possible overdose. Focuses on the role of pharmacists but is open to all health professionals.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
- Describe the scope of the opioid epidemic.
- Appropriately screen a patient to determine if he/she is at risk of an opioid-related overdose.
- Explain the mechanism of action of opioid antagonists and demonstrate how to properly administer an opioid antagonist to reverse an overdose.
- List and describe the training and counseling requirements for dispensing naloxone in the District of Columbia.
- Understand the immunity from civil or criminal liability when dispensing naloxone in the District of Columbia.
The material presented in this continuing medical education program is being made available for educational purposes and does not reflect the official views or policies of the DC Department of Health unless explicitly stated.
Lyndsy P. Beckman, PharmD, MS, CPPS
Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States
Daphne B. Bernard, PharmD, RPh
Chair, District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy
Alan Friedman, RPh
District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy
Benjamin Miles, PharmD, BCPS, RPh
Board Member, District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy
Shauna White, PharmD, RPh
Program Manager, Pharmaceutical Control Division
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
District of Columbia Department of Health
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, The George Washington University Office of CEHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships and that all conflicts of interest be identified, resolved, and communicated to learners prior to delivery of the activity.
- Lindsy Backman, PharmD, MS, CPPS
- Daphne Bernard, PharmD, RPh
- Alan Friedman, RPh
- Benjamin Miles, PharmD, BCPS, RPh
- Shauna White, PharmD, RPh
PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
The George Washington University Hospital, Department of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 Completion
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