Free Technician CE Program

Developing Pharmacy Technician Knowledge of Opioid Use Disorder: Reducing Stigma in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

The opioid epidemic is an ongoing national public health crisis, and care for patients with opioid use disorder has been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, community pharmacies have the opportunity to serve as critical access points for these patients by providing naloxone and clean drug use supplies, along other harm reduction initiatives. Additionally, since pharmacy technicians frequently serve as the first contact between a patient and the pharmacy staff, information on inclusive communication strategies will be presented.

This program was developed by the Oregon State Pharmacy Association through a grant provided the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) for projects aimed at promoting medication safety and advancing the role of pharmacy technicians.

A very important aspect of the OSPA mission is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with information on the latest developments and trends that affect the profession, both locally and nationally.

If you are a member, thank you for your support of the association. If you are not a member, we would welcome you to join and become one of the integral components that make this association successful – our MEMBERS! An annual membership for a pharmacy technician is only $25.

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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through the sponsorship of OSU College of Pharmacy. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Credit shall be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Completion requires 1) Registration for the course 2) Completion of all modules and 3) Completion of the program evaluation.

Technician UAN: 0036-0000-21-099-H08-T
Activity Type: Knowledge
Activity Topic: Pain Management
Activity Release Date: 08/30/2021

Activity Expiration Date: 08/30/2024