Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2017 - Protecting Your Practice when Prescribing Controlled Substances (Rx)
This course is a review of National and State standards and expectations when prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. Learn how to responsibly prescribe scheduled drugs while keeping your practice safe.
Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN, BC
Research Coordinator, Pain Tracker Self-Manager Study, UW Department Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Clinical Instructor, UWSON; Teaching Associate, UWSOM; Adjunct Instructor, Seattle Pacific University
Comments from lecture attendees:
"This class content is what I have been waiting for. I didn't realize all the documentation that is required when prescribing opioids. I will check to make sure our documentation practices follow the recommendations given in this talk."
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To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View/listen to the presentation.
- Study the handouts.
- Complete the evaluation.
After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.
Nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After taking this module, you will be better able to:
- Review National and State standards and expectations when prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.
- Discuss patient screening, opioid agreements and the Prescription Monitoring Program.
- Describe concerning "red flag" behaviors by patients and strategies for addressing them.
- 1.36 Contact hours
- 1.36 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level