APRN Pharmacology Today: Safe Prescribing of Opioids

APRN Pharmacology Today: Safe Prescribing of Opioids

Type: Online
Expiration Date: 08/23/2020
Location: Online

Contact Hours

Pharmacology Hours


“America is simply awash in immediate-release opioid products,” said Scott Gottlieb, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner. With immediate-release opioids accounting for 90 percent of the 200 million opioid painkiller prescriptions written in the United States each year, how can we improve our prescribing practices?

In this new APRN Pharmacology Today course, get the latest on the opioid overuse epidemic, ways to prevent overdose, and helpful resources. Also, learn about pain evaluation and management, as well as long-acting opioids and abuse-deterrent formulations.

Get current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, standards of care, and treatment options to ensure safe prescribing of opioids for your patients.

After taking this interactive online course, you will be able to:

  • Review current literature and guideline recommendations for the safe use of opioids,
  • Compare and contrast the available pharmacologic treatments that ensure safe use of opioids,
  • Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for safe use of opioids for patients through the use of case studies, and much more!

Register now for this online course and take the first step toward safe prescribing practices.

* Note: This course includes case studies, self-assessment quizzes, and reflection to engage and illustrate pharmacotherapy contexts for safe prescribing of opioids.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize current practice guidelines for the safe prescribing of opioids
  • Identify one practice change based on course content
  • Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for safe prescribing and management of opioids utilizing case studies

Presented By


Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA

Dr. Lugo currently serves as Clinical Specialist and Formulary Manager at the Defense Health Agency Pharmacy Operations Division with TRICARE and is the director of the DoD’s managed care pharmacy residency program where she provides extensive technical support to the DoD P&T Committee via formulary management, pharmacoeconomic analysis, pharmacy benefit design and utilization management. She has previous experience in a variety of practice settings including academia and health-system pharmacy as a clinical specialist in primary care, inpatient family medicine and internal medicine, as clinical coordinator, and director of a pharmacy practice residency. Dr. Lugo is passionate about giving back to the profession and has extensive volunteer service with APhA, ASHP, and AMCP. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Florida, completed a primary care pharmacy residency in Asheville, NC and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and advanced diabetes management. She also loves precepting and mentoring students and residents.

Pricing Information




Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

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Price: $79.00

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