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Are You Sleeping? Palliative Sedation for Relief of Refractory Symptoms in Terminally Ill Patients

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Responding to the opioid epidemic is a key priority for health systems, with leaders engaging at multiple levels to address community and individual patient care needs. This activity will provide practical tools for starting and maturing an opioid stewardship program in health systems. A focus on adapting the approach for various care settings, such as ambulatory, inpatient, and multi-hospital, will be compared and contrasted.

Activity Fee: Member - Free / Non-Member - Not Available
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  • Explain the differences between palliative sedation, medical aid in dying, and euthanasia.
  • Describe legal, ethical, and professional considerations for pharmacists.
  • Describe a pharmacologic regimen for palliative sedation.
  • List strategies to support professionals through loss and grief in the course of providing patient care.


Jennifer Ku, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care Resident
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA

Tanya Uritsky, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Medication Stewardship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Traci White, Pharm.D., PhC, BCGP
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Las Cruces, NM

Continuing Education:

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity will provide 1.0 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits (ACPE#: 0204-0000-19-012-L04-P).

Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) for this activity will be processed on ASHP's eLearning portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. After completion of the live webinar, you will process and claim CPE credit online at Pharmacists will need the enrollment code that will be announced at the end of the webinar and your eProfile ID from NABP to earn CPE credits. Follow the prompts to claim credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

CE Activity Announcement

The ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists is recognized for the organization of this webinar continuing education activity.

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