Opiates: How nurses can help curb the epidemic
Free Nursing CEUs / Opiates
In this course, you will learn about the opioid epidemic that has been sweeping the nation since the 1990s, and how it has gotten worse in recent years. The current crisis is a combination of both illicit and prescribed users, but the root of the issue remains an ease of access for opiate drugs and synthetics. You will learn how nurses can play a role in curbing the epidemic by being knowledgeable about opiate use disorders, the risks of opiates, and alternatives for pain control.
1 Contact Hour
- What are Opiates?
- Preventing Opioid Abuse, Misuse, and Harm
- Appropriate Prescribing
- Risk Factors for Opioid Abuse, Opiate Harm or Misuse
- Signs of Opioid Abuse, Diversion, and Addiction
- Opiate Alternatives
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