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Myth vs Reality: What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know about Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder



Lucas G. Hill, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Lindsey J. Loera, PharmD
PhARM Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, CARMAhealth Management, Inc

Learning Objectives
  • Recall mechanism, formulations, dosing, and regulations related to buprenorphine
  • Describe evidence supporting safety and efficacy of buprenorphine
  • Discuss current ethical and legal controversies related to buprenorphine

Activity Description

This program consists of 1 video and downloadable resources in PDF format.  To begin, take the ungraded pre-test for the module below.  Review the video and handout(s), then complete the post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts) and evaluation. CPE credit will automatically upload to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 
 

Continuing Education Credit
 
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 0.125 CEUs (1.25 contact hour) of continuing education credit. In order to receive 1.25 contact hour of CE credit, the participant must complete the online pre-test (ungraded), watch the included video in its entirety, pass the online post-test ( > 70% within 5 attempts), and complete the online evaluation.  Upon successful completion of the course evaluation, continuing pharmacy education credits will automatically be uploaded to CPE Monitor (allow 7 days). 
Please make sure NABP profile ID and date of birth (month/year) are entered correctly under learner's profile in this system.
 

 

Fee

$15.00

CE Hours

1.25

CE Units

0.125

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

 

 

 

What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know about Buprenorphine for OUD

About the Faculty

Lucas G. Hill, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Lucas G. Hill graduated from the UMKC School of Pharmacy and completed a combined residency/fellowship in the UPMC Department of Family Medicine. He is now a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hill is Director and Principal Investigator of Operation Naloxone, an interprofessional opioid overdose prevention program funded through the Texas Targeted Opioid Response. His research is focused on clinician-community collaborations to address substance use disorders through evidence-based treatment and harm reduction strategies. Dr. Hill coordinates the first year of the UT Foundations for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice curriculum and leads the embedded addiction module. He provides an additional 16 hours of addiction-related instruction in the required pharmacy curriculum and precepts both the overdose prevention service IPPE and addiction medicine elective APPE. He also serves as faculty advisor for the UT Student Pharmacist Recovery Network. In 2018, Dr. Hill was awarded the GenerationRx Champion Award for excellence in addiction-related education by the Texas Pharmacy Association and Cardinal Health. 

Disclosure:  Lucas Hill receives financial support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Texas Health and Human Services.

 

Lindsey J. Loera, PharmD
PhARM Fellow

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, CARMAhealth Management, Inc

Dr. Loera graduated from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in May 2020 and is currently completing a two-year fellowship with the Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine (PhARM) Program. In this role, she is developing an innovative clinical pharmacy practice at an outpatient medical home for substance use disorders and conducts statewide research exploring the pharmacist’s role in addiction treatment. She previously served as President of the Student Pharmacist Recovery Network and co-founded the Addiction Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience.

Disclosure: Lindsey J. Loera does not have any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies (as defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence).

 

 

Activity Number

0067-0000-21-142-H05-P/T

Release Date: Sep 11, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 11, 2023

CE Hours

1.25