Paul Kiritsy, MS, PharmD
Massuchusetts College of Pharnacy and Health Science
Dr. Kiritsy is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University, School of Pharmacy-Boston where he is the Institutional Laboratory Coordinator in the Introduction to Practice Management and the Advanced Practice Management courses. He also is a Clinical Pharmacist at the Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA.
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,…