Naloxone Never go without it - Kristi Kelley

November 6, 2023

Princeton Baptist Medical Center’s internal medicine resident clinic cares for many underserved patients, many of whom have chronic pain issues. Many of these patients will be prescribed opioids at some point in their life, whether that is a short course or long-term. In this patient demographic, some patients are drug abusers, whether that is prescription or off the street. Some medications, including opioids and benzodiazepines, can cause severe respiratory depression if too much is consumed or they are consumed with other similar substances. It is also becoming increasingly common that illicit drug users are coming across drugs that have been unknowingly laced with dangerous amounts of opioids such as fentanyl. This has led to an increase in the number of overdoses and the need for naloxone to be more accessible. This need has led to a new over-the-counter product that is starting to be pushed more in the community setting.



Target Audience

This experience and knowledge-based course is intended for Nurses and Social Workers . 

Learning Objectives

1. Identify patients who may be at risk for opioid overdose and/or could benefit from having naloxone
2. Explain the mechanism of action of naloxone and how it relates to opioid overdose
3. Compare and contrast the available formulations of naloxone and their differences
4. Discuss the technique for administering each formulation of naloxone

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.20 ABN
    Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
  • 1.00 ABSWE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/06/2023 - 9:00am CST
Event ends: 
11/06/2023 - 10:00am CST
Baptist Health Foundation Center for Medical and Surgical Care - Princeton Medical Center -
Birmingham, AL
United States

Kristi W. Kelley, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM is a Clinical Professor at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kelley earned both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1999) and Doctor of Pharmacy (2000) degrees at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-accredited Primary Care Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2001.

In addition to teaching in her clinical practice, Dr. Kelley is also involved in didactic teaching, service, and scholarship within the School.  Complementing her practice and research interests is Dr. Kelley’s involvement in professional associations, such as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Alabama chapter of ASHP (ALSHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), serving on a variety of committees and holding leadership roles.

While on faculty at Auburn, Dr. Kelley has been honored to receive the Hargreaves Faculty Mentor Award, Roche's Preceptor of the Year, and be recognized as a Preceptor of Excellence four times. Dr. Kelley was part of a three-member team that received the school's inaugural Excellence in Teaching award and were also recognized as the school's representatives at the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting as a "Teacher of the Year." In 2018, Dr. Kelley was again awarded HSOP's Excellence in Teaching award. In 2016, Dr. Kelley was the recipient of ACCP's Education Award.

Dr. Kelley’s scholarship interests include diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and pharmacy education. She has published and presented on these topics at both the regional and national level.  In addition, she has served as invited faculty for ASHP recertification programs and ACCP’s Teaching and Learning Academy/Certificate Program.

Practice Site

Dr. Kelley practices at the Continuity Clinics with Brookwood Baptist Health, Internal Medicine Residency Program in Birmingham, Alabama where she serves as non-physician faculty. She is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all pharmacy services related to patient care while precepting pharmacy students on ambulatory care rotations. During her time with HSOP, she has established clinical pharmacy services in three outpatient internal medicine clinics in the Birmingham area.

Mary Robins Miller and Paul Lovoy, 4th year Student Pharmacists at AUHCOP, will be assisting with the development and delivery of this program.

Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The program is intended for Nurses and Social Workers. 

Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy is a Board-approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.

Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing education for social workers by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider Number: 0643.

Available Credit

  • 1.20 ABN
    Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
  • 1.00 ABSWE


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