Patient Safety Conference: Reducing the Risk of Harm Through Safe Opioid Medication Practices

March 16, 2021

The use of opioids has inherent risks which can be severe in nature.  To prevent medication errors associated with opioids, it is important that clinicians have safe medication practices throughout all stages of the medication process.  In this webinar, medication safety specialist Christina Michalek, will identify strategies to monitor the effects of opioids and reduce the risk of harm through safe opioid medication practices.

Target Audience

Baptist Health medical staff physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy techs, respiratory therapists and other interested clinical employees.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between a patient who is opioid naïve and one who is opioid tolerant.
  • List patient-specific conditions that require a lower starting dose of opioids.
  • Discuss the impact of concomitant medication used in combination with opioids.  
  • Identify strategies used to monitor the effects of opioids.


Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/16/2021 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/16/2021 - 7:00pm EDT
United States

Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP
Medication Safety Specialist
Administrative Coordinator, Medication Safety Officers Society
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Philadelphia, PA.

Christina Michalek, faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-773587, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs and Respiratory Therapists (personal growth). Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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