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Presenter(s): Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, BCPS; James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP; Theodore Pikoulas, PharmD, BCPP; Shannon Saldana, RPh, MS, PharmD, BCPP; and Christopher J. Stock, PharmD, BCPP
Course description: Prescription drug and opioid overdoses continue to rise in the United States Communities with Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) programs have demonstrated how effective this practice can be in the number of lives reported to have been saved. Legislation to allow access to naloxone for non-medical people has also been passed by many states. Since naloxone remains a prescription medication, pharmacists have an important role in facilitating access to this potentially life-saving medication. Many pharmacists are already incorporating OEND into their practice, but opportunities for expanding OEND practice remain. In this recorded webinar, the presenters share the various models they have implemented to increase Naloxone distribution within their practice setting.
Recommended prerequisite webinar: Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists
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- Identify a model for overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) that is most applicable to their practice setting.
- Summarize patient overdose education (OE) elements that will fit best in their practice setting.
- Describe strategies to bill an insurance carrier for OEND in their practice setting.
- Describe strategies to overcome some of the barriers to developing OEND in their practice setting.