Nursing: Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Management for Advanced Practice Nurses
23.95
Online
Mandatory
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About the Course

Nurse practitioners who prescribe opioids have an important responsibility to ensure that patients receive the care they need while preventing their prescriptions from becoming a source of abuse or diversion. This course provides an overview of the treatment of both pain and substance use disorders, as well as a review of the safe and effective prescribing of opioids.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the evaluation and treatment of a patient in pain, including non-pharmacological interventions, non-opioid medications, and opioid therapy. 
  • Illustrate the steps to take to ensure safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances used for treatment of pain and substance use disorder, including professional documentation, patient-provider agreements, and informed consent.
  • Distinguish between the concepts of substance misuse, substance use disorder, and diversion, including their recognition, risk factors, and prevention.
  • Examine the treatment of substance use disorder, including withdrawal treatment and medication-assisted treatment.

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. Dr. Blair 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.
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Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Management for Advanced Practice Nurses

23.95
About the Course

Nurse practitioners who prescribe opioids have an important responsibility to ensure that patients receive the care they need while preventing their prescriptions from becoming a source of abuse or diversion. This course provides an overview of the treatment of both pain and substance use disorders, as well as a review of the safe and effective prescribing of opioids.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the evaluation and treatment of a patient in pain, including non-pharmacological interventions, non-opioid medications, and opioid therapy. 
  • Illustrate the steps to take to ensure safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances used for treatment of pain and substance use disorder, including professional documentation, patient-provider agreements, and informed consent.
  • Distinguish between the concepts of substance misuse, substance use disorder, and diversion, including their recognition, risk factors, and prevention.
  • Examine the treatment of substance use disorder, including withdrawal treatment and medication-assisted treatment.

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. Dr. Blair 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.