Pain Management and Addiction Maintenance
Acute and Chronic Pain Management (1.33 CEs/1.33 Pharmacology CEs)
Join Mary Bickley, MSN, APRN, NP-C and Robin Vachon-Kraut, APRN-CNP, ACHPN, palliative care advance practice nurses at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as they teach about both opioid and nonopioid treatment of acute and chronic pain management.
- Describe the difference between acute and chronic pain
- List three factors to consider in dosing opioids
- Discuss three ways to manage pain that do not include opioid therapies
Opioid Therapeutics, Ethical Considerations and Risk Management (2.95 CEs/2.95 Pharmacology CEs)
This course provides a comprehensive, in-depth, evidence-based approach to prescribing opioids. Mary Alice Momeyer details the ethical considerations, risk management and therapeutics of prescribing opioids.
- Describe the mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics of opioids
- Describe the adverse effects of opioids and related management strategies
- Compare and contrast the differences between opioids and their pharmacologic profiles that will factor into prescriber’s choice of treatment
- Discuss concepts relative to dosing i.e. tolerance, equianalgesia, cross tolerance Identify prescribing considerations, challenges and responsibilities in the use of Schedule II Drugs
- Discuss tools for assessing risk of opioid abuse
- Identify components of patient-provider agreements
- Describe methods of monitoring patients for adherence of safety requirements per patient provider agreements