Opioids and Pain Management for New Jersey Social Workers

9.00
Online
Mandatory
About the Course

All health care professionals understand that opioids, opioid addiction, overdoses related to opioids, and opioid-related deaths constitute a national emergency, yet how careful are health care providers when they provide patient assessment and care? Each provider has a responsibility to help curb this epidemic-whether it is ensuring that individuals at risk are identified, those who are abusing are properly treated, or even dealing with identified drug diversion activities. Everyone must be part of the solution. It is important that any health care worker involved in the assessment or treatment of a patient experiencing pain stay educated on the latest guidelines and recommendations of pain management and approach all patients without bias.

This intermediate-level course discusses the importance of opioid abuse in the United States and in New Jersey, in particular. The course will describe alternatives to the use of opioids for pain management and review the concepts related to pain assessment. Additionally, the course will discuss the assessment and signs of opioid abuse addiction and list risks for opioid abuse.

Social Workers completing this course receive 1 clinical social work continuing education credit.

New Jersey Social Workers - Opioids and Pain Management for New Jersey Social Workers, Course # 3212, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Elite Professional Education, LLC as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 7/15/2020 to 7/15/2022. Social Workers completing this course will receive 1 clinical social work continuing education credit.

Course Objectives
  • Discuss the importance of opioid abuse in the United States and in New Jersey in particular.
  • Review the concepts related to pain assessment.
  • Describe at least three alternatives to use of opioids for pain management.
  • List at least four risks for opioid abuse.
  • Describe the assessment and signs of opioid abuse addiction.
  • Define drug diversion as it relates to opioids and related drugs.
About the Author

Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from West Chester University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials Nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing. 

Brad Gillespie, PharmD, is trained as a clinical pharmacist. He has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 20+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at the FDA, followed by 15 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals, as well as leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

Course Disclosure 
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.



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Opioids and Pain Management for New Jersey Social Workers

9.00
About the Course

All health care professionals understand that opioids, opioid addiction, overdoses related to opioids, and opioid-related deaths constitute a national emergency, yet how careful are health care providers when they provide patient assessment and care? Each provider has a responsibility to help curb this epidemic-whether it is ensuring that individuals at risk are identified, those who are abusing are properly treated, or even dealing with identified drug diversion activities. Everyone must be part of the solution. It is important that any health care worker involved in the assessment or treatment of a patient experiencing pain stay educated on the latest guidelines and recommendations of pain management and approach all patients without bias.

This intermediate-level course discusses the importance of opioid abuse in the United States and in New Jersey, in particular. The course will describe alternatives to the use of opioids for pain management and review the concepts related to pain assessment. Additionally, the course will discuss the assessment and signs of opioid abuse addiction and list risks for opioid abuse.

Social Workers completing this course receive 1 clinical social work continuing education credit.

New Jersey Social Workers - Opioids and Pain Management for New Jersey Social Workers, Course # 3212, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Elite Professional Education, LLC as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 7/15/2020 to 7/15/2022. Social Workers completing this course will receive 1 clinical social work continuing education credit.

Course Objectives
  • Discuss the importance of opioid abuse in the United States and in New Jersey in particular.
  • Review the concepts related to pain assessment.
  • Describe at least three alternatives to use of opioids for pain management.
  • List at least four risks for opioid abuse.
  • Describe the assessment and signs of opioid abuse addiction.
  • Define drug diversion as it relates to opioids and related drugs.
About the Author

Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from West Chester University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials Nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing. 

Brad Gillespie, PharmD, is trained as a clinical pharmacist. He has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 20+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at the FDA, followed by 15 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals, as well as leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

Course Disclosure 
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.