Tools for Safe Prescribing in Chronic Pain Management– Utilize available screening tools for the effective assessment of patients before initiating opioid therapy.
Implement opioid risk-reduction strategies based on a patient’s aberrant behavior.
Apply communication strategies to strengthen relationships with patients and improve patient knowledge of their opioid treatment.
Properly monitor patients on opioid therapy utilizing available resources, including Patient-Provider Agreements and state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.
Identify potential adverse events in patients on opioid therapy.
Mitigate drug-drug interactions with patients on opioid therapy.
3.0 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians