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Naloxone Statewide Standing Order

Pharmacies throughout the state are able to dispense naloxone, a life-saving antidote, to any patient at risk of an opioid overdose or in a position to assist someone in overdose. Naloxone dispensing is permitted through a statewide standing order, signed by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jonathan Meiman, with Governor Scott Walker present, at PSW's Annual Meeting in August. The standing order will increase access to life-saving antidotes in response to the opioid epidemic and was designed through collaborative efforts between PSW and DHS.

PSW has developed an implementation webinar for pharmacies interested in dispensing naloxone under the statewide standing order. The webinar and FAQ discuss the benefits of dispensing naloxone, who is an ideal candidate to be co-prescribed naloxone, DHS resources for identifying candidates and educating patients, and how to sign on to the statewide standing order. Pharmacists are able to acquire CE credit from completing the webinar. Clinical training through the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is still required for naloxone dispensing through the statewide standing order.

PSW CE Webinar

Geared towards pharmacists and pharmacy technicians interested in learning more about the Wisconsin Statewide Standing Order for naloxone and steps for implementation, this webinar provides a step-by-step guide to complement the resources developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Sarah Sorum, PharmD
Vice President of Professional and Educational Affairs
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this activity, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  1. Discuss the opioid overdose epidemic
  2. Identify the role naloxone has in the prevention of opioid overdose death
  3. Identify patient risk factors that indicate a patient may benefit from having naloxone on hand
  4. Describe how to sign up for the Wisconsin statewide standing order for naloxone
  5. Outline the steps to implement a naloxone dispensing program in your pharmacy
  6. Describe what and when to report
The author had no disclosures to report.

The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Those that listen to the webinar and complete the learning assessment, scoring >70%, and the evaluation will receive credit. Credit will be uploaded to participants’ CPE Monitor portal within 60 days of program completion. Initial release date: 10/6/16 (available for credit until 10/6/19)


Recorded Program UAN# 0175-0000-16-073-H03-P,T
Release date: 10/6/16 (available for credit until 10/6/19)
Credit: 0.75 hours (0.075 CEU)

How to Reigster

  1. Go to the Online CE page of the PSW website.
  2. Under "Register for a Course," choose the "Naloxone Statewide Standing Order: An Implementation Guide"
  3. Click the check box next to your name and click the "register" button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click the "Proceed to Check Out" button.
  5. Finish "checking out" through the shopping cart. Once you have "purchased" the CE course, you will get an email with instructions on

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