Protecting Your Patients from Drug Interactions
Drug interactions are a frequent cause of adverse drug reactions, ER visits, and hospital admissions. With patient and provider awareness, the negative impact of drug interactions can be reduced, as most interactions are avoidable, or at least manageable.
Faculty: Shauna Pittman, PharmD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the impact of drug interactions on the health care system.
- Demonstrate common drug interaction screening programs available to patients and providers.
- Discuss interpretation and management of drug interaction results.
- Demonstrate how knowledge of drug interactions can be incorporated into patient treatment planning.
Shauna Pittman, PharmD, is currently embedded in an integrative pain clinic in a large military treatment facility. As a credentialed clinical pharmacist, she provides medication management services and patient education classes, and serves as a group facilitator for the outpatient substance abuse program. She is a 1991 graduate of the University of Tennessee Memphis, College of Pharmacy. After earning her doctor of pharmacy degree, she completed a residency at University of Cincinnati Hospital. An early pioneer clinical pharmacy services, she has a varied background in critical care, home infusion, community hospital, and internal medicine practice settings.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Ms Pittman reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Document of Attendance