St. Louis College of Pharmacy at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy,
Rho Chi Honor Society - Chapter Presents:
Implications of Medication Hoarding during the Opioid Epidemic: Identifying and Managing a Risk Factor for Non-Adherence, Misuse, and Suicide
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Live (Goldfarb Auditorium 1st Floor Plaza) and Virtually (via TEAMS)
Please join Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Dr. Melanie VanDyke, as she provides an overview of the existing literature on medication hoarding and its relevance during the opioid epidemic. Participants will learn about the risks of excessive medication saving behaviors and be able to identify potential problems. The Medication Saving Behavior scale will also be discussed, which is a useful tool in helping healthcare practitioners identify high risk patients and target interventions to prevent medication mismanagement. Additionally, best practices for reducing medication risks within health systems will also be discussed.
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Pharmacists can earn 1.0 contact hours of knowledge-based CE credit at the completion of this activity.
This session will be held live and virtually. All pharmacists are welcome to attend!
LIVE REGISTRATION: To register for the LIVE presentation, please click here>>> (there is no need to register for the virtual presentation as attendance is limitless).
Due to a limited number of live available spaces, a maximum of 35 people are allowed in each classroom.
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HANDOUT: The handout will be uploaded to the conversation section within Teams and distributed to the live participants in the classroom. The handout can also be dowloaded here>>>.
EVALUATION and CE CREDIT: Please complete the evaluation within 7 days of the presenation. The link to the evaluation can be found here>>>. The evaluation will be turned on after the CE activity. The CPE Administrator will submit each participant’s NABP number and date of birth combination to CPE Monitor for continuing education credit, no later than two weeks after the live presentation. The NABP ePID and date of birth fields must be accurate on the evaluation for credit reporting to occur. Participants are encouraged to check their NABP eProfiles for receipt of credit within two weeks of submitting their evaluation. If a participant notices an error in credit on their NABP e-profile, they are encouraged to contact Nicole Fields at Nicole.Fields@uhsp.edu soon as possible.
After one week, evaluation will close, and CPE credit may no longer be claimed. If the deadline is missed or if a CE credit correction must be issued, an additional fee may be incurred for late submission - please see our policy, located on the FAQ page for details. The evaluation will close November 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM (CDT).
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Date: Nov 2, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Requirements for CE Credit
To claim credit for this session, participants must complete the following steps:
- Complete the electronic evaluation by clicking the link above.
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- Credit will be submitted to CPE Monitor November 10, 2022. Please check your NABP profile November 11, 2022 to ensure accurate credit reporting.
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Participants are encouraged to check their NABP e-profiles for receipt of credit within one week of submitting their evaluation(s). If a participant notices an error in credit on their NABP e-profile, they are encouraged to contact our office as soon as possible. To best comply with ACPE's CE credit reporting policy, the University of health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is unable, for any reason, to award or correct CE credit if more than 60 days have passed from the event.
The Medication Saving Behavior scale (VanDyke & Steffen, 2017) is a newer measure of medication hoarding with reliability and validity data. Healthcare practitioners, such as pharmacists and nurses, can identify high risk patients within health-systems and intervene to prevent medication mismanagement. Participants will learn about the risks of excessive Medication Saving Behaviors and be able to identify potential problems. For instance, our research has identified that older patients who have more Medication Saving Behaviors also have more medication adherence problems, generalized hoarding behaviors, and injuries. During the opioid epidemic, excessive Medication Saving Behaviors provide a supply of medications that may potentially be misused, diverted, or used in a suicide attempt. When there are children in the home, access to unlocked medications may result in pediatric poisonings. Therefore, proper use, locked storage, and prompt disposal of risky medications promote medication safety. Appropriate communication to patients and caregivers on drug storage and disposal may reduce medication-related risks and health-systems may be able to systematically implement these procedures.
A brief overview of the existing literature on medication hoarding will bring participants up-to-date on the topic and its relevance during the opioid epidemic. The Medication Saving Behaviors scale (self-report and family member versions), a new measure with reliability and validity data, will be shared. This tool can help healthcare practitioners identify high risk patients and target interventions to prevent medication mismanagement. In addition, we will discuss best practices for reducing these medication risks within health systems.
Melanie VanDyke, PhD
Time: 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Goldfarb Auditorium and Virtually (through TEAMS)