Substance Abuse Education for Delaware Nurses: Drug Diversion Training and Best-Practice Prescribing is organized by Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.
Expiration Date: March 1, 2021
Contact Hours: 3
Mandatory Delaware Nursing Ceu.
Fulfills the requirement of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education on substance abuse for DE nurses, focusing on prescription drug abuse and diversion, challenges in managing chronic pain, and best practices for prescribing controlled substances. ANCC-accredited provider; accepted by the Delaware Board of Nursing.
Learning Outcome and Objectives:
Upon completion of this continuing education course, you will be prepared to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion through dissemination and implementation of evidence-based information about the current prescription drug abuse epidemic, challenges in managing chronic pain, and best practices for prescribing controlled substances. Specific learning objectives include:
• Discuss the epidemiology, trends, contributing factors, and social and economic impacts of prescription drug abuse and diversion.
• Identify risk factors for potential misuse/abuse of prescribed pain medications.
• List the classes of drugs that are most commonly abused and/or diverted.
• Discuss behaviors suggestive of aberrant drug-taking behavior.
• Compare/contrast acute and chronic pain.
• Summarize CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
• Discuss Delaware safe opiate prescribing regulations.
• Describe initiatives aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and diversion.
Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Pharmacy and Medicine, Nursing