A part of the Seasons Hospice Community Education Series

Demystifying Opioids at End of Life

January 31, 2022 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

Join Seasons National Consultant Pharmacist and Professor
at University of Maryland Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson for an
engaging and interactive session on better understanding opioid conversion calculations, their implications for patient safety, and tips for preferred calculation options that aim to maximize pain relief while also maximizing patient safety.
This one hour course will consist of a 45-minute lecture on
the learning objectives below, followed by 15 minutes of
moderated questions submitted via a webinar chatbox.
This course will help administrators, clinicians, & facility staff:
• Given a simulated scenario of an opioid conversion
calculation, identify the error in the case.
• Given an error in a simulated opioid conversion calculation,
describe potential clinical consequences of the case.
• Given an erroneous opioid conversion simulated situation,
describe a preferred option for the calculation that aims to maximize pain relief while maximizing safety
This course is eligible for one hour of CE/CME for RNs, Social Workers, and Long Term Care Administrators. It is pending approval for CME for MDs, NPs, and Physician Assistants.
If you have questions about this course please email communityeducation@seasons.org.


Mary Lynn McPherson Headshot

Mary Lynn McPherson

Director of Patient Experience
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Dr. McPherson is a Professor in the
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. She serves as a consultant pharmacist for both local and national hospice and palliative care programs and has designed a critical thinking process for appropriate drug use in end of life patients. Dr. McPherson teaches extensively in the Maryland Pharm.D. curriculum on pain management and end of life care, including didactic and experiential content. She also developed one of the first and few palliative care pharmacy residencies in the U.S. Dr. McPherson is a Fellow in the American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. She has also developed an Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificate program in Palliative Care, and has authored five books including the best-selling “Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing".



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Accrediting Information

AccentCare #1237, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AccentCare maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 1/20/2022-1/20/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 hour of continuing education credits.

AccentCare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider # P0355.

This activity is pending approval for one hour of CME via the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This activity is approved for one hour of CE via the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards