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Chronic Pain - CE702
Chronic Pain
How Do We Treat it in an Era of Increasing Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse?


CE702 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Jackelyn Y. Boyden, RN, MS, MPH, CHPPN and M. Michelle Porthouse, RN, MS, NP-C, ACHPN
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Objectives:
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, administration and dispensing of controlled substances to the patient with chronic pain. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the epidemiology of chronic pain
  • Discuss the indications of opioids and other key elements in the safe and effective management of chronic pain
  • Discuss the problem of drug addiction as it relates to chronic pain, including the prevalence, signs and symptoms

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 1/31/2017

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