Collaborate for Responsible Opioid Use (Home Study)

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Opioid use for pain management has increased substantially in recent decades. Unfortunately, so have the rates of opioid misuse and overdose deaths. Careful medication selection and monitoring are crucial components of chronic pain management strategies, especially for patients continuously using opioids to manage chronic pain. 

During this archived, recorded webinar, two expert speakers will review strategies for pharmacists to collaborate with other members of the health care team to support safe and effective pain management. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify mechanisms for collaboration between pharmacists and prescribers to minimize opioid misuse, while ensuring that patients with legitimate medical needs have access to opioids. 
  2. Describe strategies for pharmacists to communicate effectively with prescribers to optimize care and minimize risks for patients with chronic pain.
  3. Discuss the rationale for using urine drug testing, prescription drug monitoring programs, and medication contracts to support patient adherence to prescribed therapy and prevention of controlled substance diversion. 

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-18-127-H04-P. 

To obtain credit for completing "Collaborate for Responsible Opioid Use (Home Study)", watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: March 7, 2018 

Expiration date: February 21, 2021 


"Collaborate for Responsible Opioid Use (Home Study)" is an archived, recorded webinar and educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS; KariLynn Dowling, PharmD, BCACP; and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at:

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 


There is no fee for current APhA Members. This online educational activity is available exclusively to APhA members for the first 30 days of release, as a free member benefit. Thereafter, non-members can purchase this activity at a cost of $129.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-18-127-H04-P 0.1 CEUs February 21, 2018 - February 21, 2021