Nursing: Michigan Opioid and Controlled Substance Awareness for Advanced Practice Nurses
22.95
Online
Mandatory
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About the Course

Nurse practitioners who prescribe controlled substances have a great responsibility to ensure patients receive the care they need while preventing their prescriptions from becoming a source of abuse or diversion. This course meets Michigan requirements to complete a one-time training in opioids and controlled substance awareness. It provides an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for pain, anxiety, and ADHD; substance use disorder; and federal and Michigan-specific laws pertaining to prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to do the following:
  • Describe the diagnosis, treatment, and alternative therapies for disease states that are commonly treated with controlled substances, including pain, ADHD, and anxiety.
  • Evaluate the basic pharmacological characteristics of opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants.
  • Summarize counseling points on controlled substance therapies, including risks associated with combining controlled substances.
  • Distinguish between the concepts of substance misuse, substance use disorder, and diversion, including their recognition, risk factors, and prevention.
  • Review the federal and Michigan-specific laws pertaining to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances, including prescription security features and disposal requirements.
  • Review the use of the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).

About the Author
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh

Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area. Dr. Blair also has over 6 years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.

About the Reviewer
Shellie Hill, DNP, FNP-BC

Shellie Hill, DNP, FNP-BC, currently serves as a full-time faculty member of the FNP Program and as Coordinator & Assistant Professor in the MSN-NP program at Saint Louis University. She has been a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner for 21 years and an RN for 28 years. Most of her clinical practice has been in primary care, and she also has experience in urgent care and cardiology. Clinically, she works in corporate healthcare clinics part time, and she volunteers as an FNP in a clinic that manages underserved patients.
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Michigan Opioid and Controlled Substance Awareness for Advanced Practice Nurses - N49489

22.95
About the Course

Nurse practitioners who prescribe controlled substances have a great responsibility to ensure patients receive the care they need while preventing their prescriptions from becoming a source of abuse or diversion. This course meets Michigan requirements to complete a one-time training in opioids and controlled substance awareness. It provides an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for pain, anxiety, and ADHD; substance use disorder; and federal and Michigan-specific laws pertaining to prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to do the following:
  • Describe the diagnosis, treatment, and alternative therapies for disease states that are commonly treated with controlled substances, including pain, ADHD, and anxiety.
  • Evaluate the basic pharmacological characteristics of opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants.
  • Summarize counseling points on controlled substance therapies, including risks associated with combining controlled substances.
  • Distinguish between the concepts of substance misuse, substance use disorder, and diversion, including their recognition, risk factors, and prevention.
  • Review the federal and Michigan-specific laws pertaining to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances, including prescription security features and disposal requirements.
  • Review the use of the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).

About the Author
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh

Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area. Dr. Blair also has over 6 years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.

About the Reviewer
Shellie Hill, DNP, FNP-BC

Shellie Hill, DNP, FNP-BC, currently serves as a full-time faculty member of the FNP Program and as Coordinator & Assistant Professor in the MSN-NP program at Saint Louis University. She has been a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner for 21 years and an RN for 28 years. Most of her clinical practice has been in primary care, and she also has experience in urgent care and cardiology. Clinically, she works in corporate healthcare clinics part time, and she volunteers as an FNP in a clinic that manages underserved patients.