Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2016 - What Do I Need to Know About Opiates in a Psychiatric Practice?
This module focuses on best practices in prescribing opiates in the context of a psychiatric practice, with special consideration for mental illnesses that may be exacerbated by habitual use of opiates.
Donna L. Poole, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Medical Service Manager, Primary Care Psychiatric Consultant, Kitsap Mental Health Services, Bremerton
Comments from lecture attendees:
"Excellent, practical information for psych prescribers."
"Donna Poole was excellent as always and shared great information. I will use her information to revamp our agency's controlled substance policy."
For psychiatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After taking this module, you will be better able to:
- Review the rules on opioids in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.
- Describe best practices in the prescribing of controlled substances.
- Examine the implications of opioid treatment for psychiatric prescribing.
- 1.10 Contact hours
- 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level