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The Pharmacist's Role in Preventing Opioid Overdoses

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This Virtual Coffee Break webinar will discuss the various roles that pharmacists can play in preventing opioid overdoses. This includes naloxone education and dispensing through the Minnesota Opiate Antagonist Protocol, controlled substance disposal and Minnesota's Syringe Access Initiative. Professor Blue and colleague, Laura Palombi, PharmD have been actively surveying Minnesota pharmacists about the roles they currently and plan to play with regard to the naloxone protocol. You’ll hear the latest about this effort and be able to map a plan for your effort after this webinar.


Heather Blue, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Heather Blue is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. She completed her PharmD at the University of Minnesota in 2007 as part of the first graduating class on the Duluth campus. She completed a PGY-1 residency at Allina Health Mercy and Unity hospitals. After residency, she spent 8 years as a clinical pharmacist at Mercy Hospital. Heather also worked as the pharmacist consultant for Genevive, formerly Geriatric Services of Minnesota. She joined the College of Pharmacy faculty in Spring 2016. Her current research is based on her clinical practice as she implements pharmacy services in the emergency department at St. Luke’s Hospital Duluth and increases education of opioid overdose prevention in the emergency department, the pharmacy curriculum and the community.

Registration Fees:

The Webinar is complimentary to MPhA members (including students and residents) thanks to an educational grant from CoverMyMeds.

The cost is $25 for nonmembers.

Continuing Education:

This presentation is being submitted to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for Continuing Education credit approval (one hour).

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation

  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact karip@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any technical questions or issues.

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