Closing Pandora’s Box: Applying Opioid Stewardship to Promote Safe Storage, Handling, and Disposal Practices

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System


  • Elizabeth Skoy, PharmD, RPh, School of Pharmacy, North Dakota State University
  • Tanya Uritsky, PharmD, CPE, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Target audience: administrative staff, dentists, family and patients, interprofessional teams, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, physicians, social workers, students and educators

Webinar description: This session aims to improve participants’ ability to work as part of an interprofessional healthcare team in driving an effective opioid stewardship program that promotes the safer use, storage, and disposal of opioids while limiting opioid misuse, diversion, overdose, and accidental deaths in the community. Successful strategies for providing patient education on safe storage, handling, and disposal of opioids and for increasing patient participation in opioid disposal programs will also be discussed. 

Educational objectives:  

  • Describe components of a collaborative opioid stewardship model to promote safe storage and reduce the risk of diversion.
  • Identify key quality indicators to assess the impact of stewardship-based interventions in curbing the opioid crisis.
  • Discuss successful strategies to provide patient education on safe storage, handling, and disposal of opioids.
  • Highlight key areas for improvement and effective strategies to increase patient participation in opioid disposal programs.

ADA CERP Recognition Statement: The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-368-L01-P

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Event Details

March 29, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
live webinar virtual
no fee