NursingCE the Nurse’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic Course
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After completing this online CE course, nurses will better be able to:
- Discuss ways in which nurses can advocate for more high-quality training for prescribers of
opioids, access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) in every state, development
of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs), naloxone access for the public, and access to medication-assisted
treatment programs (MATs) for those with opioid use disorder
- Prepare nurses to be educators, for their patients, the public, and fellow healthcare providers about
this national epidemic of opioid use.
- Train nurses to assess for risk factors of opioid misuse, to know the red flags, signs, and symptoms
of opioid misuse in order to recognize them in patients, co-workers, family and friends, and
properly reconcile medications safely and consistently as a safeguard against medication diversion
- Assist nurses in the basics of naloxone use for the rescue treatment and reversal of an opioid
overdose, and methods of locating local resources for anyone (including themselves) suffering
from opioid use disorder, such as approved MAT programs.
Target Audience: Registered Nurses