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Opioid Use Disorder: Medication Management and Risk Reduction

This CE will provide pharmacists with education on opioid use disorder



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

To receive credit the following items must be completed

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2. Attend the entire activity
3. Complete all relevant learning assessments
4. Complete an activity evaluation through 


No external funding has been obtained for this activity. The speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose.





  • Opioid use disorder (OUD) foundations: describe the current state of the opioid crisis
  • Safe opioid prescribing: identify the signs and symptoms of OUD through proper OUD screening techniques for patients; distinguish between abuse, addiction, dependence, and tolerance
  • Complex patient care: analyze the factors involved in deciding between buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone for treatment of OUD; describe monitoring recommendations for each agent
  • Opioid stewardship for risk reduction: apply educational strategies that inform patients and family members on the risks and side effects of opioids and reducing the potential for overdose; identify three FDA-approved naloxone delivery methods for opioid overdose reversal


Emily Halsey, PharmD
Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

Brief Bio : Dr. Emily Halsey is a Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner on the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration team at the Salem VA Medical Center. Dr. Halsey has completed a PGY-2 psychiatric pharmacy residency, conducted multiple research projects focused on safe opioid prescribing and de-prescribing, and prescribes buprenorphine products for opioid use disorder in her current role.

Monica St Jacques, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Pain Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

Brief Bio : Dr. Monica St. Jacques is a Pain Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner and preceptor for both PGY1 general practice residents as well as PGY2 psychiatry practice residents at the Salem VA Medical Center providing clinical care for over 25 years. Dr. St. Jacques is currently delivering pain management, opioid stewardship, Suboxone medication assisted treatment, and opioid overdose education with naloxone distribution as part of the Prevail Interdisciplinary Pain team with multi-modal pain treatment strategies.

Activity Number


Release Date: Oct 17, 2023
Credit Expiration Date: Oct 17, 2026

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