Description[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ANCC accredited NursingCE brings a free course over a nurse’s role in the American opioid epidemic. Update yourself and gain in-depth knowledge of the opioid crisis including assessment, education, management, etc. Also, earn 1 contact hour after completion. The objectives are:
- 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.
- To 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, coworkers, family and friends, and properly reconcile medications safely and consistently as a safeguard against medication diversion.
- Prepare nurses to be educators for their patients, the public and fellow healthcare providers about this national epidemic of opioid use.
- 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.