Joseph Ferullo, BSP, PharmD
MCPHS University
Dr. Joseph Ferullo is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University, School of Pharmacy-Boston. He is the Director of the Pharmacy Practice Laboratories where he oversees the physical assessment and the institutional and community practice laboratories for pharmacy students in the first and third professional years.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The opioid crisis requires coordinated effort from health professions educators to provide students from all disciplines with the tools and skills to recognize potential opioid abuse and to effectively mitigate risks associated with controlled substances. Health practitioners must also be able to educate patients at elevated risk, recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose, and administer naloxone when clinically indicated. Since the professional roles of physicians, dentists and pharmacists regularly intersect clinically around the assessment and treatment of pain,…