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RxAdvanced: Opioid Stewardship

CE Credits: 12 Hours | Course Expiration: September 30, 2025
Price: $199

Pharmacies are influential links for safe, appropriate use of opioid prescriptions, yet many lack adequate internal expertise to implement effective opioid stewardship. RxAdvanced: Opioid Stewardship, a 12-hour, ACPE-accredited training program, empowers pharmacists to deliver expert pain management.

TRC Healthcare created this online, evidence-based training program to share relevant science and industry standards that can help pharmacies and pharmacists achieve better health outcomes, fewer adverse effects, and improved pain management for patients.

Access to this program is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Courses must be completed before access expires.

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What to Expect from RxAdvanced: Opioid Stewardship

Pharmacists who complete this training program advance their knowledge of best practices in opioid stewardship. Each of the 11 self-guided courses range from 30 to 90 minutes in length. Our engaging interactive format allows pharmacists to complete their work in short intervals and access the training any time of day.

In this 11-part program, pharmacists will learn:

  • Practical application of optimal opioid stewardship
  • The latest clinical research in opioid management
  • Tools for making better pain management decisions
  • Essential elements of setting up an effective opioid stewardship program
  • How to strengthen your pharmacy’s readiness to address complicated care and adverse events
  • Effective ways to collaborate with a range of patients to manage pain
  • Techniques and guidelines that can reduce opioid risks and improve follow-up care


Course Curriculum

Foundations in Pain Assessment, Expectations, and Multimodal Analgesia
Discuss the assessment of pain, pharmacological agents used as components of multimodal analgesic (MMA) regimens, and the rationale for and application of opioid-sparing pain management approaches.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3071-H08-P​
CE Credit: 1.5 Hours

The Case for Opioid Stewardship
Review the opioid crisis and the role of prescription opioids. Receive an introduction to opioid stewardship.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3072-H08-P
CE Credit: .5 Hour

Getting Started: Helpful Resources for Implementing a Stewardship Program
Address the evidence behind stewardship programs, how to build a team, and tangible first steps a program should take.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3073-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Leveraging Data, IT, and Clinical Decision Support in Opioid Stewardship
Learn how data can support opioid stewardship. Gather tips for tracking and sharing data, identify appropriate quality measures, and review the current evidence for using clinical decision support to improve these measures.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3074-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Opioid Conversions and Equianalgesic Dosing
Perform opioid conversion calculations and review proper application of each calculation including conversions on and off of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3075-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Managing Pain: Unique Patients, Palliative Care, and the Emergency Department
Focus on treating pain in pancreatitis and sickle cell disease. Review pain treatment in palliative care and the emergency department.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3076-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Acute Pain Management in Opioid Tolerant Patients
Discuss the clinical complexity of managing acute pain for patients admitted to the hospital presenting with chronic opioid use, either as medication for opioid use disorder or for chronic pain management.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3077-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events (ORADEs) in the Hospital Setting
Discuss several mitigation strategies that exist for managing opioid-related adverse events, which are common and often preventable.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3078-H08-P
CE Credit: 1.5 Hours

Perioperative Pain Management
Discuss pain management approaches unique to patients undergoing surgical procedures and their implications for pharmacist practice. Review medication-related components of clinical practice guidelines and primary literature that guide postoperative pain management and opioid stewardship, including enhanced recovery protocols, regional anesthesia, and postoperative discharge analgesic prescribing.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3079-H08-P
CE Credit: 1.5 Hours

Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Review opioid use disorder (OUD) pathophysiology, treatment, withdrawal, and psychosocial interventions in a variety of patients, including those who are pregnant or have concomitant psychiatric disorders.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3080-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Transitions of Care in Pain Management
Address issues pertinent to analgesic medication reconciliation for chronic pain patients and post-operative patients in a hospital setting when transitioning to discharge. Discuss risk mitigation strategies for hospitalized patients including opioid taper strategies, naloxone use, and post-discharge follow-up and monitoring for patients on opioids when pain becomes chronic.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-22-3081-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Prepare for Safer Management of Opioid Prescriptions

If establishing a program for the first time or giving an existing program a boost, the RxAdvanced: Opioid Stewardship training program can help pharmacies and pharmacists meet their goals. This instruction brings pharmacists the necessary skills to set guidelines, policies, and workflows that promote better management of opioid prescriptions.

Key Benefits of RxAdvanced: Opioid Stewardship

Enhanced clinical expertise. Pharmacists are trained to recognize risks for adverse effects from opioid prescriptions and better equipped to plan and influence safe, effective pain management for a wide range of patients.

Better patient care. When you establish programs, processes, and guidelines linked to opioid prescriptions, pharmacies and pharmacists can reduce errors and help patients achieve better health with fewer adverse events or side effects.

Relevant knowledge. Our concise online format covers recent opioid research that applies to pharmacists who practice in an institutional pharmacy setting.

Decrease training costs with a group purchase. Leverage economical training—with pricing options based on the size of the organization—to keep pharmacists updated with the latest opioid research and best practices, reducing expensive in-house training development costs.


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