Controlled Substance Prescribing: Focus on Analgesics

Controlled Substance Prescribing:  Focus on Analgesics

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is intended to increase the participant's knowledge of federal and state laws or regulations associated with controlled substances and recognize the appropriate use with the APN practice and to demonstrate knowledge of common pharmacologic categories of analgesics.

Instructor: Dr. Claire DeCristofaro, Clinical Assistant Professor, DND Program, College of Nursing, MUSC

Target Audience: Nurses and other healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish the federal and state laws and/or regulations associated with the prescription of controlled substances and recognize appropriate use within APN

  • Demonstrate knowledge of common pharmacologic categories of analgesics and the potential adverse effects for these drugs.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of analgesics in pain management, including requirements for documentation.

Length of Course: 120 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 2.0 contact hours and 2.0 pharmacology hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.20 CEUs (2.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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