Nursing: Pennsylvania Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids for Advanced Practice Nurses
23.95
Online
Mandatory
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About the Course

Nurse practitioners who prescribe opioids have a great responsibility to ensure patients receive the care they need while preventing their prescriptions from becoming a source of abuse or diversion all while following state and federal laws. This course provides an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of opioids, the pharmacology of opioids, and state and federal regulations pertaining to nurse practitioners practicing in Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate the basic pharmacological characteristics of opioids and the difference between opioid agonists, partial agonists, and antagonists.
  • Demonstrate how to choose opioid therapy and educate patients on overdose prevention.
  • Examine the laws pertaining to the prescribing of controlled substances, including the federal medication schedules, federal prescription-filling rules, federal registration requirements, and Pennsylvania-specific rules.

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.
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Pennsylvania Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids for Advanced Practice Nurses

23.95
About the Course

Nurse practitioners who prescribe opioids have a great responsibility to ensure patients receive the care they need while preventing their prescriptions from becoming a source of abuse or diversion all while following state and federal laws. This course provides an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of opioids, the pharmacology of opioids, and state and federal regulations pertaining to nurse practitioners practicing in Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate the basic pharmacological characteristics of opioids and the difference between opioid agonists, partial agonists, and antagonists.
  • Demonstrate how to choose opioid therapy and educate patients on overdose prevention.
  • Examine the laws pertaining to the prescribing of controlled substances, including the federal medication schedules, federal prescription-filling rules, federal registration requirements, and Pennsylvania-specific rules.

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.