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Prescription Drug Abuse: Opioid Diversion and Best-Practice Prescribing
Course Description
This 3 contact hour nursing continuing education course shows nurses how prescription drug abuse can be prevented and why it is so common. Learn more about the current opioid and prescribed drug abuse epidemic and challenges in managing chronic pain for a better patient outcome.
Learning Outcome and Objectives
1) Discuss the epidemiology, trends, contributing factors, and social and economic impacts of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

2) Identify risk factors for potential misuse/abuse of prescribed pain medications.

3) List the classes of drugs that are most commonly abused and/or diverted.

4) Discuss behaviors suggestive of aberrant drug-taking behavior.

5) Compare/contrast acute and chronic pain.

6) Summarize CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

7) Describe initiatives aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and diversion.
Nursing

 
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

Course Availability: Expires September 1, 2021. You must score 70% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., provides educational activities that are free from bias. The information provided in this course is to be used for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare.

Authors
Loretta Ann Bostic, DNP, MBA, APRN, CRNA

Loretta Ann Bostic is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who specializes in psychiatric mental health and nurse anesthesia. She has been a registered nurse since 1983. She completed her nurse anesthesia education at Charleston Area Medical Center and her doctoral education and postdoctoral certification at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Bostic served on the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Wellness and Peer Assistance committee for over 10 years and is the founding president of the WV chapter of the International Nurses Society on Addictions. She has developed continuing education on substance use disorder, drug diversion, best-practice prescribing for opioids, challenges in chronic pain management, and the prescription opioid abuse epidemic.
Accreditation & Approval Information
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300, for 3 Contact Hours. CE Broker Approval Number 50-2174. Florida nursing licensees must retain this certificate for at least 4 years. Do not forward to Florida Board of Nursing.
WEST VIRGINIA NURSES: Take the 3 CH / 1 CH WV version of this course.
FLORIDA APRNs: This course fulfills the CE requirement for 3 hours on the safe and effective prescription of controlled substances.
MASSACHUSETTS NURSE PRACTITIONERS: This course fulfills the CE requirement for nurse practitioners for education relative to effective pain management and best-practice prescribing of controlled substances. Accepted by MA Board of Registration in Nursing.
NEW JERSEY NURSES: This course fulfills the biennial license renewal requirement for 1 hour of CE concerning prescription opioid drugs for managing and treating pain.
RHODE ISLAND NURSES: This course fulfills the CE requirement for 2 hours on substance abuse and is accepted by the RI Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education.
Copyright
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 03/01/2023
Cost: $24.00
Credit Offered:
3 ANCC Credits
 
 
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