Prescription Drug and Controlled Substance Abuse Opioid Diversion and Best-Practice Prescribing

CE Credits Hours: 3.00

$30.00

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education course, you will be prepared to help prevent prescription drug misuse and diversion. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:

  • Learntastic Identify components of responsible opioid prescribing practices and reasonable standards of care.
  • Learntastic Discuss the CDC guidelines for safe prescribing of opioids.
  • Learntastic Explain strategies designed to prevent prescription drug misuse and diversion.
  • Learntastic Describe considerations for the use of the opioid antagonist naloxone.
  • Learntastic Recognize chemical dependency and impairment in the workplace.
  • Learntastic Discuss nonpharmacologic interventions for pain.

Course Description

This 3-contact-hour continuing education course shows nurses and other healthcare practitioners 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. Meets Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Texas requirements.

Regulations/Board Approvals

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

This course is provided in partnership with Wild Iris Medical
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