Safe Opiate Prescribing (1 hour)

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Course Description

In this course, students will discuss a broad overview of the role of health care workers in appropriate, evidence-based use of opiates, and in screening and treatment of substance use disorders. Discussion of the opioid epidemic, pertinent pharmacology, safe prescribing practices, current CDC Opioid guidelines, special populations, and Addiction and Substance Use Disorder.  Case Scenarios presented for application.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for RNs and APRNs, as well as all healthcare providers who work with individuals with substance use disorder, or who take opiates.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand parameters of appropriate opiate prescribing
  • Discuss safe prescribing practices and steps
  • State ways to prevent drug diversion and misuse
  • Discuss substance use disorder and treatment
  • Discuss the CDC guidelines and other essential resources
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Lesson Recall Self Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
  • Quiz Retakes
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