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RxAdvanced: Opioid Stewardship

CE Credits: 12 Hours | Course Expiration: October 30, 2023
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
Identify optimal pain assessment tools for certain patients or situations. Learn individual factors that shape a multimodal approach to pain management.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2001-H08-P
CE Credit: 1.5 Hours

The Case for Opioid Stewardship
Explore how opioid drugs became a public health crisis. Shares steps pharmacists can take to ensure safe use of opioids.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2002-H08-P
CE Credit: .5 Hour

Getting Started: Helpful Resources for Implementing a Stewardship Program
Study step-by-step processes for setting up an opioid stewardship program.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2003-H01-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Leveraging Data, IT, and Clinical Decision Support in Opioid Stewardship
Learn to track, share, and analyze data in support of appropriate opioid use.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2004-H04-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Opioid Conversions and Equianalgesic Dosing
Learn how to accurately calculate opioid dose conversions for a wide range of clinical scenarios.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2005-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Managing Pain: Unique Patients, Palliative Care, and the Emergency Department
Explore pain management strategies and considerations for patients with acute pain and/or complicating factors.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2006-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Acute Pain Management in Opioid Tolerant Patients
Covers optimal pain management for hospitalized patients who have become tolerant of opioids through their experience with chronic pain.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2007-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events (ORADEs) in the Hospital Setting
Gain expertise in preventing and managing adverse events or side effects related to opioid use.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2008-H08-P
CE Credit: 1.5 Hours

Perioperative Pain Management
Learn to manage the unique pain that accompanies surgical procedures.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2009-H08-P
CE Credit: 1.5 Hours

Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Develop understanding of opioid use disorder (OUD) pathophysiology, treatment, withdrawal, and psychosocial interventions in a variety of patients.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2010-H08-P
CE Credit: 1 Hour

Transitions of Care in Pain Management
Learn how to get hospitalized patients with chronic and/or postoperative pain ready for discharge.
ACPE Course #: JA0006454-0000-20-2011-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.

Verify skills. Assess and confirm opioid and pain management expertise with built-in skill checks.

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.


Improve Opioid Stewardship. Learn how you can take opioid stewardship to the next level of excellence in your training program.

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