1-Sep-11 4:45 PM  CST

CPE Activity Announcement: Pain Management Through the Use of Analgesics

We are pleased to announce an upcoming CPE Activity from NPTA:

Pain Management Through the Use of Analgesics
By Vanessa Mrazek, CPhT

This KNOWLEDGE-BASED activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours.

ACPE UAN: 0384-0000-11-009-H01-T

Release Date: Sept. 23, 2011       Expires: Sept. 23, 2014


Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) working in contemporary pharmacy practice settings

Fees: FREE for NPTA Members, $15 for non-members


Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. define addiction, dependence and tolerance and the differences between them.
  2. differentiate between different groups of analgesics.
  3. explain the signs and symptoms of analgesic addiction.
  4. understand the purpose and need for analgesics.
  5. identify the differences in age groups using analgesics.
  6. explain the importance ofpain management scales and their use in certain situations.
  7. summarize the stigmas surrounding analgesics.


To obtain credit for this activity: Participants must read/study the journal article in its entirety, complete and pass the learning assessment quiz with a score of 70% or higher. Participants whom score 69% or below will be notified and permitted to retake the exam one time at no additional charge.

 Features are provided for participants to enhance their educational experience through active learning exercises and learning assessment exercises.

The National Pharmacy Technician Association, Inc. (NPTA) is accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of
continuing pharmacy education




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Source: NPTA  

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