At the end of this activity, participants should be able to explain the differences between nociceptive and neuropathic pain, acute and chronic pain, identify disease states that cause chronic pain, identify over-the-counter medications used for pain and the risks associated, recognize side effects and indications for use of the medications discussed and explain the differences between addiction, psuedoaddiction, tolerance and physical dependence.
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Peggy Curriston, 2017 Pharm.D. candidate, Ferris State University
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Continuing Education Credit
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-16-004-H01-T; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 8/29/16; Expiration Date: 8/29/19
This program meets requirements for obtaining pain management continuing education requirements for pharmacy technicians.
The author has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.
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