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Strategies to Promote the Safe Use of Opioids Teleconference

Date & Time

May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Location

Event Details

 May 24, 2018
10am-11:30am CT

Mary Mihalyo, PharmD, BCPS, CEO-Delta Care Rx
Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice-Duquesne University, PA
Dr. Mihalyo has been a faculty member of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy for 18 years.  She participates in both didactic and experiential teaching with a focus on pain management and hospice and palliative care.  Dr. Mihalyo also serves as the CEO of Delta Care Rx, a nationwide hospice pharmacy benefit manager.
She is board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and is also a certified diabetes educator (CDE). Dr. Mihalyo earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 1998.  She completed the Harvard University Palliative Care Education Program in 2012.  She has extensive experience in hospital pharmacy practice (Trinity Health System), geriatrics and hospice and palliative care (Delta Care Rx).  Dr. Mihalyo pioneered medication-therapy-management services for hospice organizations in 2001 and has provided this service to more than 200 hospices nationwide since then.  She is a volunteer board member and pharmacist for the Ohio Valley Health Center and Charity Hospice as well as the founder and director of Therapeutic Connections Charitable Pharmacy. Mary resides in Steubenville, Ohio with her husband Andy.  They are the proud parents of 3 children and 1 grandson!

Learning Outcomes:
Each participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the safe use of opioids to patient and caregiver.
  • Identify FDA opioid REMS requirements.
  • Apply prevention of diversion in the workplace.
  • Describe proper opioid disposal.

The price for this Teleconference is $80.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members.
No late fee!
Please use your Federal Medicare ID for your membership number.
No refunds but substitutions are welcome.
There will be a $10 fee for Nurses or Social Worker CE’s.
Please use your Federal Medicare Number for your membership ID number.
Registrants will receive the website link and call in information after registering.
Price is based on the use of one line per hospice.  For additional lines contact the MHPCA office or register as a separate registration.
This is an intermediate level course.
This teleconference will be recorded. If you are not able to attend on the day of the teleconference, please register like you are attending and MHPCA will send you the recording.

This program provides 1.5 MO Nursing Contact Hours. This program provides 1.5 Social Worker Hours. All Social Workers must complete a post test and return to MHPCA via fax (573-635-0659) or email to crystal@missourihospice.org to receive SW CE hours. Participants from Missouri interested in credit hours should indicate on the sign in sheet from each hospice their desire to receive credit hours.  There will be an additional $10.00 per person for contact hours.  Please make checks payable to MHPCA (P.O. Box 105318, Jefferson City, MO 65110) with a copy of your sign in sheet to receive credit for participants.  All participants wanting CE credits must sign the sign in/sign out sheet, fill out an evaluation, complete a post test (Social Worker’s only) and return to MHPCA at the end of the Live Interactive Teleconference via fax (573-635-0659) or email to crystal@missourihospice.org. The certificate will be generated and sent to the contact on the sign in/out sheet via email with in 5 business days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact crystal at crystal@missourihospice.org.

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

“Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2017 – 2/28/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive __1.5__ continuing education clock hours.”