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Prescription Drug Misuse among Older Adults
Presenter: Nickolas Zaller, PhD
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on 
Prescription Drug Misuse among Older Adults.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
Prescription Drug Misuse among Older Adults and how it pertains to their respective profession.

 Release and Expiration Dates
01/12/2018 -01/12/2021

    1.  Understand the correlates and prevalence of prescription drug use and misuse among older adults.
    2.  Understand the risks for overdose associated with opioids and other depressants among older adults.
    3.  Understand the applicability of screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment among older adults misusing prescription drugs.

  1. Green TC, Bowman SE, Ray M, Zaller Net al. Collaboration or Coercion? Partnering to Divert Prescription Opioid Medications. J Urban Health. 2013 Aug; 90(4):758-67.
  2. Yokell MA, Delgado MK, Zaller ND, Wang NE, McGowan SK, Green TC. Presentation of prescription and nonprescription opioid overdoses to US emergency departments. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec;174(12):2034-7.
  3. Davis CS, Green TC, Zaller ND. Addressing the overdose epidemic requires timely access to data to guide interventions. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2016; 35(4): 383-6.

Biographical Info

Nickolas Zaller, PhD is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. He has conducting substance use related research for more than a decade. Following the completion of his PhD training at Johns Hopkins University, he completed a two-year NIH-sponsored clinical research training program and stayed on as faculty in the School of Medicine at Brown University where he conducted studies examining access to addiction treatment and support services for drug using populations.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Priya Mendiratta, MD
Paula Podrazik, MD
Gohar Azhar, MD
Susan Smithwick, MD 

Nickolas Zaller, PhD

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all provided and jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity, directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of immediate family members must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship(s) could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content.  The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Individuals who refuse to disclose are disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

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