Safe Opioid Prescribing Using National Standards in Primary Care
0.85 CE / 0.00 RX
NPs in primary care are frequently challenged to manage acute and chronic pain and sometimes addiction. Understanding how to implement the nationally vetted safe opioid prescribing standards of care will increase patient safety, better mitigate misuse issues, affect pain management, and provide a legal defense for the NP if regulatory complaints or litigation issues arise.
This activity includes 0.85 hours of CE on the safe and effective prescribing of opioids/controlled substances.
- Discuss the established standards of safe opioid prescribing that apply to a primary care setting for acute and chronic pain.
- Describe the phases of care and prescribing for acute and chronic pain management.
- Describe the care components that are appropriate in each phase to implement the standards for safe opioid prescribing.
- Discuss practice techniques that can evidence meeting standards for safe opioid prescribing.
Understanding Pain Medication Pharmacology, Abuse-Deterrent
Formulations, and When and How to Use Them
1.35 CE / 1.35 RX
NPs who infrequently treat acute and chronic pain and patients with misuse histories will benefit by understanding the relationships between drug families, mechanisms of action, and the appropriate times to prescribe them safely. This presentation will focus on pain pharmacology. How to identify appropriate candidates, while considering risk/benefits when prescribing. Helping providers move from confusion to proficiency when managing the pain patient.This activity includes 1.35 hours of CE on controlled substance/opioid prescribing for chronic pain.Objectives:
- Discuss CDC recommended pharmacological prescribing for acute pain management.
- Discuss CDC recommended pharmacological prescribing for chronic pain management.
- Describe prescribing considerations for pain management in the opioid use disorder patient.
- Identify and differentiate abuse-deterrent drug properties.
- Summarize the impact of abuse-deterrent opioids on providers and on the opioid epidemic.
What the Evidence Tells Us About Effective Alternative to Opioid
Therapies and How to Effectively Manage Patients Participating in
Buprenorphine or Methadone Recovery Programs
0.85 CE / 0.28 RX
Managing the patient with opioid use disorder and pain can be a conundrum. Identifying the appropriate candidate, safety recommendations, and ongoing evaluation is key to the successful management of the patient with OUD experiencing pain.This activity includes 0.85 hours of CE on opioid use disorder management and treatment.Objectives:
- Describe the history of Opioid Use Disorder and legislation associated with treatment.
- List the three FDA approved medications for Opioid Use Disorder.
- Explain the benefits and limitations of each FDA Approved Medication.
Pain Management: 2022 and Beyond
2.75 CH / 1.25 RX
Improving the clinician’s knowledge and skills in the management of the patient with acute and chronic pain will help demystify and reduce the misconceptions associated with managing such a subjective and otherwise challenging diagnosis. Understanding the pathophysiology and mechanisms of pain, the current research and treatments will empower clinicians in their knowledge and understanding, to provide their patients with evidence-based advice and treatment options. This program will focus on the importance of accurate assessment and multimodal management of both acute and chronic pain, through an understanding of pain pathophysiology and mechanisms.This activity includes 1.66 hours of CE on chronic pain management.Objectives:
- Describe the pathophysiology of pain.
- Identify appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological options for treatment.
- Define key issues surrounding chronic opioid usage.
- Discuss one advantage of using Virtual Reality (VR) for pain management.
- Explain the difference between spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation.