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Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education module is to provide nurses with information about best practices in the prescribing of controlled substances, including safe and effective prescribing, administering and dispensing of controlled substances to the patient with chronic pain. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Review the regulatory factors associated with best practice prescribing of controlled substances
  • Describe components of patient evaluation and education necessary for a treatment plan that incorporates functional goals, assessment of addiction risk and use of safety measures when controlled substances are prescribed
  • Explain the purpose of prescription drug monitoring programs and how they work
  • Discuss informed consent and treatment agreements
  • Describe what to consider when setting up monitoring and evaluation

Course Termination/ Update Date : 04/11/2019

Course Originally Released on : 01/17/2014

Course Authors

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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