Community Based Naloxone Program - Information for the Pharmacy Team (Tech)

Date:
December 19, 2017 - December 17, 2019
Open

Developed in partnership with Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services

 

Target Audience: 

All community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy staff wishing to understand the Community Based Naloxone program. (Awareness)

Community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians participating in the Community Based Naloxone program. (Program Participants)

 

This program is only open to pharmacy technicians registered to practice in Alberta.

 

 

Description: 

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians participating in the Alberta Health Community Based Naloxone Program developed in partnership with Alberta Health Services, will be involved in helping Albertan's to gain better access to naloxone.  Naloxone is now an unscheduled drug in Alberta, when used in emergency treatment of opioid overdose outside of hospital.  This program will help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Alberta understand the Community Based Naloxone program and will also explain their role as a participant in the program.

 

Objectives: 

At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  1. Understand the principle of harm reduction;
  2. Understand how pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will participate in improving access to naloxone in the community;
  3. Describe at risk individuals that might benefit from access to naloxone;
  4. Describe the contents of an Overdose Response kit;
  5. Understand the difference between an opioid and a stimulant with respect to naloxone;
  6. Understand how to help patients identify an opioid overdose; and
  7. Understand how to help patients respond to an opioid overdose using the acronym “SAVEME”.

 

Authors/Contributors:  

Barbara Ross  RN HV BA MBA

Barbara trained as a Registered Nurse, Certified Midwife and Public Health Nurse in Dundee, Scotland prior to emigrating to Canada in 2003. She has worked in the field of HIV and Harm Reduction since 1990 and is currently the Associate Manager for the Calgary Harm Reduction Team (Safeworks).

 

Elaine Wilson  BSc RN MSc 

Elaine Wilson is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in International Health. She currently works at CUPS as well as works on a casual basis as a Clinical Instructor with the Safeworks Harm Reduction Program.

 

Nick Etches  MD FRCPC

Dr. Etches works for Alberta Health Services in the Calgary Zone and has been involved in many aspects of the AHS response to fentanyl. He also practices clinical Addictions Medicine at Metro City Medical Clinic in Edmonton.

 

Matt Tachuk  BScPharm RPh

Over the past 10 years Matt has worked closely with pharmacists engaged in practice change and change management.  He has worked with a wide variety of pharmacists in Alberta and BC, which allowed him to understand the challenges and success strategies needed by pharmacists who wish to excel at providing patient focused services.  His experience in practice change management and process based learning will benefit pharmacists interested in expanding their scope of practice and implementing new programs and processes into their existing pharmacy practice.

 

 

Presenters:

Amy Woroniuk MN NP

Amy is a Nurse Practitioner with Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services(AHS) - Calgary Zone, and is the Provincial Harm Reduction Coordinator at AHS.  She received her Master of Nursing/Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner degree from Ryerson University in 2013. Amy currently practices at the Calgary Opioid Dependency Program and the Addiction Centre and is the primary prescriber for the Safeworks Take Home Naloxone Program.

 

Matt Tachuk BSc(Pharm) RPh

Over the past 10 years Matt has worked closely with pharmacists engaged in practice change and change management.  He has worked with a wide variety of pharmacists in Alberta and BC, which allowed him to understand the challenges and success strategies needed by pharmacists who wish to excel at providing patient focused services.  His experience in practice change management and process based learning will benefit pharmacists interested in expanding their scope of practice and implementing new programs and processes into their existing pharmacy practice.

 

Accreditation: 

CCCEP Accreditation #: 8007-2017-2317-I-T

Accreditation Period: January 23, 2018 - January 22, 2019

CEU’s:  0.5

 

Registration:   

Registration for this course will grant you access to the presentation and materials for a period of 90 days.  Please ensure you complete the course within 90 days of registering.

 

Fees:

No charge.

This course is being offered at no charge.

 

Value:

The value of this course is $100.00

 

Please contact the Alberta Pharmacists' Association at rxa@rxa.ca if you have questions about this program.

 

Cancellation and Refunds: 
Not applicable. 

 

Difficulty Registering Online? 

Download our registration form, fill it out, and fax it back to us at 780-990-1236.

We'll process it the next business day and you'll receive a confirmation by e-mail. 

 

Registration is open only to Alberta pharmacy technicians registered with the Alberta College of Pharmacists.  

Member Fee:  $0.00
Student Fee:  $0.00
Non-Member Fee:  $0.00