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CME: Naloxone Can Save a Life

Activity Title: Naloxone Can Save a Life (April 2020 - SPECIAL EDITION)
QUICKtipSC: South Carolina pharmacists can dispense naloxone to a patient or caregiver without  a prescription or standing order.

Publication Date: April 30, 2020
Release Date: May 20, 2020
Expiration Date: May 20, 2023

Writing Group:
The planners and writing group of this CME activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with commercial interests: Sarah Ball, PharmD (none), Kelly Barth, DO (none), Sandra Counts, PharmD (none), Nancy Hahn, PharmD (none), Lauren Linder, PharmD (none), Jenna McCauley, PhD (none), Joseph McElwee, MD (none), William Moran, MD (none), Megan Pruitt, PharmD (none), Sophie Robert, PharmD (none), Chris Wisniewski, PharmD (none).

Objectives:
As a result of participating in this online enduring activity, I am better able to:

  1. Educate patients and caregivers on how to prevent and respond to an accidental opioid overdose, including proper use of naloxone.
  2. Understand pharmacist requirements in the South Carolina Overdose Prevention Act for the dispensing of naloxone without a prescription or standing order.
  3. Support patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) by choosing destigmatizing language that recognizes OUD is a chronic, manageable disease.

Credit Designation:
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical University of South Carolina and tipSC. The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement:
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials & Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity.

How to Earn CME Credit:
Step 1: Access this issue and supporting materials below:

Step 2: If you wish to receive CME credit, click on the CME Tracker link below to receive a certificate upon completion of post activity questions and a course evaluation.

In CME Tracker, you will be directed to complete the following steps:

  1. Indicate whether you are a MUSC employee or not.
  2. Enter your last name.
  3. If you are an MUSC Employee, enter your 9-digit employee ID. If you are not an MUSC employee, enter the last four digits of your SSN.
  4. If you receive a notification that “no record has been found,” it means you have not yet created an account in the system. Click on “create an account” and complete the requested information. When done, refresh the page and complete steps 1-3.

CME Tracker – Claim Credit

Step 3: After successfully logging into CME Tracker, you will be directed to complete the post activity questions followed by the course evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, your certificate will automatically be posted on your screen.

Please make sure to print a copy of your certificate or save it as a PDF.