Naloxone Rescue: The Pharmacist’s Role

Pharmacists can play an essential role in decreasing the deaths related to opioid overdose. According to AB-1535, effective April 10, 2015, pharmacists can furnish, without a prescription, naloxone kits to reverse opioid overdose. Pharmacists dispensing this potentially life-saving medication must complete one-hour of continuing education on the use of naloxone. Learn from an expert in community pharmacy on how to achieve harm reduction through optimal education on naloxone rescue.

Target Audience: Pharmacists interested in achieving harm reduction through naloxone rescue.

Goals: To provide pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to identify risk factors for drug abuse and overdose and incorporate Naloxone rescue kits into community pharmacy practice.

Credit: Earn 1 hour of continuing education credit

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the epidemiology of overdose and the opioid epidemic in the United States
  2. Identify risk factors for drug abuse and overdose and describe different methods of overdose prevention
  3. Educate patients on assessing for signs of overdose and what to do in case of overdose
  4. Incorporate overdose prevention education and Naloxone rescue kits into community pharmacy practice

Vlada Manzur, PharmD, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Pain Management Clinic
Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles, California

Speaker/program administrator report no conflict of interest, real and apparent, and no financial interest in any company, product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, gifts, stockholdings, and honoraria.

General Registration: $35
Special Registration: $25 (approved-preceptor, alumni and QSAD)