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Chronic Pain Management: Opioid Tapers, Alternatives, and Naloxone

  • 08/23/2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • 08/30/2022
  • 9:00 PM
  • Various



Chronic Pain Management: Opioid Tapers, Alternatives, and Naloxone

Over 20% of American adults have chronic pain - nearly 50 million people! Of those, nearly 11 million people suffer from high-impact pain, lasting 3 months or longer and interrupting normal activities. Appropriate pain management can and should include the use of opioid medications - and it's a pharmacist's job to ensure safe medication therapy management. We'll review current chronic pain guidelines, safe tapers off opioid agents, adjunctive non-pharmacologic therapy, and best practices for naloxone.  This class is for pharmacists and technicians.

Webinar Option
7-8:30 p.m. | Tuesday, August 30th

Zoom log-in details will be provided to registrants prior to the classes.

In-Person Option
7-8:30 p.m. | Tuesday, August 23rd | Wichita, KS
Omni Lounge - Douglas and Rock Rd - Heavy appetizers will be provided


KPhA Member | FREE
Non-Member | FREE

for Pharmacists

  1. Interpret current state laws allowing for naloxone prescribing in community pharmacies 
  2. Give examples of non-pharmacologic therapies that can be alternative and adjunctive therapy to opioid use
  3. Counsel patients effectively on risks and benefits to opioid therapy
  4. Create safe and appropriate opioid taper regimens
  5. Explain possibilities for including chronic pain therapy management into practice

for Technicians

  1. Identify patients who may be eligible for naloxone
  2. Give examples of non-pharmacologic therapies that can be alternative and adjunctive therapy to opioid use
  3. Give examples of how pharmacy technicians can support chronic pain therapy management in their pharmacy

Amanda Applegate, PharmD, BCACP,   is the director of practice development for the Kansas Pharmacists Association. Her practice focus has been pharmacists as public health professionals who can make effective interventions at individual and community levels to decrease morbidity and mortality, as well as improve health and wellbeing. 

This event is made possible by a generous grant from DCCCA, whose mission is to provide social and community services that improve the safety, health, and well-being of those they serve. 

The Kentucky Education Research Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The classes are approved for a total of 1.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for pharmacists and technicians. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) are 0143-9999-22-084-L01-P/T; 0143-9999-22-084-H01-P/T

Questions? Contact Jen Clark at jen@ksrx.org or 785.228.2327.

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