The continuing United States opiate crisis has caused a variety of new laws and Medicare restrictions on the dispensing and payment for these drugs. Do any of these changes impact long-term care? Are there allowances for these patients? How can caregivers help their patients and the providers who are trying to work within the rules? This program will look at what is and likely is not allowed in pain management.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the drug class that is most likely, when combined with an opiate, to cause an accidental overdose
- Recognize those pain conditions NOT appropriate for opiate therapy
- Appreciate the dosing of opiates in the geriatric population
This program is appropriate for administrators, nurses, social services, medical directors, therapy, direct care staff, and others who work in a long-term care, hospice, or palliative care setting.
Ally Dering-Anderson, BA, PharmD, RP, FAPhA
One hour of continuing education is available. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.
Webinar Registration Fees
Registration Fee……………………….. $55 per individual
(One continuing education hour and on-demand recording included)
Webinar registration fees are non-refundable. See substitution, cancellation, and refund policies here.
Webinar fees must be paid in advance.