Safe Opiate Prescribing 1HR

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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

At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to:

  • Define 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

At the completion of this activity, assistants, aids, support staff, and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Describe substance use disorder
  • Explain how opiate use can lead to addiction
Credit/Contact Hours
Pharmacotherapy Hours
  • Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP, MPH, FNP
    Assistant Professor, Frontier Nursing University
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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