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Pain Management Specialty Courses
Advanced Practice Nurses Guidelines for Safe and Effective Controlled Substance Prescribing – N28835
Course expiration date: 9/20/2022
This course provides an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for advanced practice nurses and all nurses who are responsible for the safe and effective prescribing practices for controlled substances. The course presents three of the most common disease states that warrant more frequent prescribing of controlled substances.
Challenges in Pain Assessment and Management – N33536
Course expiration date: 3/20/2023
This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and the differences between acute and chronic pain, focusing on assessment, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, and the challenge of pain management for the persons experiencing pain.
Chronic Pain: A National Problem – N23761
Course expiration date: 2/15/2022
This course provides current information about the pathophysiology of pain, the differences between acute and chronic pain, chronic pain assessment, and chronic pain management.
Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs – N28952
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022
This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals. The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs.
Medical Marijuana: Use and Indications – N33919
Course expiration date: 4/1/2023
This course presents the latest information about medical marijuana and is designed to help nurses understand its use, history, risks, benefits, and related best practices. The course is intended for educational purposes only and in no way, encourages, endorses, or supports the use of marijuana.
Opioid Use in the Treatment of Chronic Pain – N23074
Caring for patients with chronic pain is both challenging and complex. This course provides details of the best practices for prescribing and managing pain when using opioids and related products. Federal and state laws are being updated and best practices protocols are being developed.
Pain Assessment and Management for Michigan Nurses – N33535
Course expiration date: 3/6/2023
This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and differentiates between acute and chronic pain. The course focuses on assessment and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities for the patient experiencing pain.
Pain Management, Palliative Care and Addiction for New York Advance Practice Nurses – N35945
Course expiration date: 5/22/2023
Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) have a responsibility to understand the appropriate use of opioid medications, to include the risks inherent to this category of therapeutic products. Further, pursuant to Public Health Law (PHL) §3309-A(3), prescribers licensed under Title Eight of the Education Law in New York to treat humans and who have a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number to prescribe controlled substances, as well as
medical residents who prescribe controlled substances under a facility DEA registration number, must complete at least three hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction. This accredited continuing education course is designed to satisfy the state of New York’s specific continuing education requirements providing an overview of the clinical use of opioids.
Pain: Is More than a Four-Letter Word – N19274
Course expiration date: 9/4/2021
Pain is a complex phenomenon and is experienced differentlyby every person. The experience of pain and the way people react to it varieswith culture, age, and co-existing medical or mental health conditions. It isimperative that nurses have knowledge of the various types of pain, theirphysiologies, how to assess pain, and how to facilitate pain management. Thiseducation program provides an overview of pain, the physiology of pain, itsimpact on economic and personal status, and pain treatment.
Prescription Medication Abuse: Scope, Prevention, and Management, 2nd Edition – N29235
Course expiration: 10/1/2021
The information presented in this course is applicable to all nurses, regardless of their practice setting or scope of practice, and defines the scope of the problem of prescription medication abuse. Nurses are positioned to mitigate this growing problem by identifying the most commonly abused medications, risk factors for substance use disorders, and methods of acquisition of these medications.
Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Illinois Advanced Practice Nurses – N36142
Course expiration date: 6/29/2023
This course provides Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who prescribe controlled substances with an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances, the pharmacology of opioids, and state and federal regulations pertaining to APRNs practicing in Illinois.
Scope and Ethics of Prescribing Controlled Substances for Advanced Practice Nurses – N33537
Course expiration date: 3/11/2023
This course is designed to educate acute registered nurse practitioners who want to practice evidence-based care when treating patients with controlled substances.
Understanding Mindfulness Practices for Nurses and Patients – N23218
Course expiration date: 11/20/2021
This course provides an overview of mindfulness techniques, the neurobiological underpinnings of how mindfulness works in the brain, and evidence of the effectiveness of mindfulness in different areas of life. The course also discusses methods to foster mindfulness and describes how nurses can begin a mindfulness practice for themselves and their patients, including suggestions for guided sessions.
Getting Personal: Stories of Success and Struggle in Addiction Treatment – N25298
Webinar course expiration date: 4/25/2022
This webinar course has been previously recorded.
What does substance use and abuse look like? Can we “see” it in our clinical practices, and if not, how do we “listen” for it? This webinar explores the challenges of identifying substance use and abuse and how to offer compassionate care when advising on the health risks of abusing drugs and alcohol. Personal case histories are presented to help learners understand what works and doesn’t work in addiction treatment and how we can guide our patients to making decisions for change.
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