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Substance Abuse Education for Delaware Nurses: Drug Diversion Training and Best-Practice Prescribing
Course Description
MANDATORY DELAWARE NURSING CEU. Fulfills the requirement of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education on substance abuse for DE nurses, focusing on prescription drug abuse and diversion, challenges in managing chronic pain, and best practices for prescribing controlled substances. ANCC-accredited provider; accepted by the Delaware Board of Nursing.
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) Discuss Delaware safe opiate prescribing regulations.

8) 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.
Copyright
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 12/01/2021
Cost : $30.00
Credit Offered:
3 ANCC Credits
 
 
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