NursingCE Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances Course

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By the end of this module, the reader should be able to:

  • Describe the three different classes of controlled substances most commonly misused: indications, risks, benefits, common adverse effects, and alternatives for opioids, central nervous system (CNS) depressants and stimulants
  • Define medication tolerance, dependence, and addiction
  • Discuss general guidelines for safe prescribing practices
  • Discuss pain management, including both acute and chronic pain and special considerations needed for controlled substance use in the elderly and pregnant populations
  • Review the special circumstances involved in palliative medicine and end-of-life care
  • Review the prevention, screening, and signs of potential substance abuse and addiction
  • Describe appropriate response to and current treatment options for substance abuse and addiction
  • Review the New York State and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances

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