Course Code: REL-PAC-WB-HOCCMIH
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Illustrate the intersection effect of the opioid crisis, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and Covid-19.
Recall the impact of CDC, FDA, and DEA activities on opioid prescribing and access.
Identify one area of potential risk for hospice associated with opioid utilization by its patients and describe one best practice for opioid accountability.
Describe the limitations of Hospice-PBM medication control systems as they pertain to opioid ordering and accountability.
List at least two potential alternative therapies for pain management.
The Opioid Crisis
Non-Fatal Suspected Overdose Trends
How We Got Here
Navigating Perceptions of Opioids Use
OUD Opioid Use Disorder
Commonly Used Terms in Opioid and OUD
Covid-19 and the Opioid Crisis
Potential Body System Effects of Covid-19
The Regulatory Triad: CDC, DEA, FDA
Navigating Medication Access Issues
PBM’s and You
Identifying and Managing Opioid Utilization Risk
Emerging Analgesic Therapies
The WHO Pain Platform
Gregory Dyke, BS Pharmacy, Registered Pharmacist
Greg Dyke received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois and is a registered pharmacist. He has over thirty years of end-of-life care clinical pharmacy, pharmacy management, hospice management and consulting experience. In his varied professional roles, he has started and run two hospice dedicated pharmacies, served as a Clinical and Consultant Pharmacist to numerous hospices, served as Vice-President of Pharmacy and New Business Development for a large Chicago area hospice and, for almost ten years, was the President of Clinical Consulting for a national Hospice Pharmacy and Hospice Pharmacy Benefit Manager. His experience also includes hospice formulary management, clinical pharmacy services design, appointment as an adjunct assistant professor for three Colleges of Pharmacy. He served for years as the pharmacy advisor to NHPCO’s Regulatory Affairs and Relatedness Committees. He has written or contributed to numerous EOL pharmacy publications and has delivered many presentations to local, regional, and national audiences. Greg is currently the pharmacist member of the Quality and Performance Improvement team for a Harbor Light Hospice as well as a hospice pharmacy consultant for Weatherbee Resources and individual hospice programs.
Disclosure: Gregory Dyke, BS Pharmacy, Registered Pharmacist has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice.
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