Best-Practice Prescribing and Drug Diversion Training for West Virginia Nurses (3 Hours)
Objectives: Discuss the scope of prescription drug misuse and diversion. Identify components of responsible prescribing practices for opioid medications. Summarize the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Describe the West Virginia Safe and Effective Management of Pain (SEMP) Guidelines. Explain various strategies designed to prevent prescription drug misuse and diversion. Discuss considerations for the use of the opioid antagonist naloxone.
Description: REQUIRED FOR WEST VIRGINIA NURSES: Fulfills the requirement of 3 contact hours of continuing education for drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances for West Virginia nurses.