Safe Opioid Prescribing Series: How to Safely and Effectively Treat Pain in Primary Care
6-Part Multi-Module Series
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2020 (subject to change)
Reference Number: 18012971
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
This activity consists of six (6) modules targeted to assist NPs in rural areas, private practice or smaller settings and who are not affiliated with larger organizations or healthcare systems. It is effective for NPs and students who are new to practice, new to treating pain management and substance use disorder (SUD) and for experienced NPs who are treating increasing numbers of complex opioid using patients and who may not be familiar with the current national treatment and prescribing guidelines. The modules guide the NP through the safe prescribing process starting with a NP self-assessment, complex pain focused patient assessment, trial of an opioid prescription, chronic opioid management and termination of treatment. The final module has examples of commonly seen pain management cases
CE Credit Instructions
- Read this activity description, including objectives and disclosures.
- Complete the Multi-Module content completely:
- Video Presentations: Watch all video presentations in order and completely.
- Review all additional materials provided (handouts, posttest reviews, any other downloadable resources).
- After completing all content, go to Steps to Receive Credit to complete the posttest and evaluation to receive full AANP CE/Rx credit. If other types of credit are offered, these options will be available after completing the activity evaluation.
- PLEASE NOTE: At 30-days after completion, the learner will receive an invitation to complete a post-impact survey that gives 0.25 additional CE credit upon submission. Completion of this survey is optional and does not affect the credit earned for this activity.
Objectives for the Multi-Module Activity
- Identify self-competence versus lack of knowledge and/or confidence in safe opioid prescribing concepts.
- Discuss the steps for conducting medical, psychosocial and behavioral exams for facilitating optimal outcomes in chronic pain management.
- Utilize a variety of validated pain assessment tools and recognize the limitations of those tools.
- Describe the steps needed to complete a pre-trial assessment and move forward to a trial of opioid medications.
- Discuss national standards for safe opioid prescribing to treat chronic pain.
- Identify Red Flag behaviors that can indicate potential misuse of opioids.
- Summarize the termination process and documentation.
Theresa Towle DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN
Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP/CNS, FRE, FAANP, NEA-BC
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. The faculty have no relevant affiliations to disclose.
This continuing education project is supported by Funding Opportunity #CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.This activity was jointly developed with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium under the CMS-funded Nurse Practitioner Support & Alignment Network (NP SAN). The NP SAN works to prepare NPs for the Quality Payment Program by promoting value-driven practice transformation that includes but is not limited to: patient and family-centered care design, continuous data-driven quality improvement, and sustainable business operations.
This educational activity may contain opinions of the speakers from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
For questions about this online CE activity, or more information concerning the AANP CE Center, contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.
|2.25 Contact Hour(s) of CE,
All of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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