West Virginia – Prescribing Controlled Substances for Pain
The goal of this course is to help health care professionals learn about safe and effective administration and dispensing of controlled substances in patient care. A further goal is to help them ensure patient safety through safe prescribing practices, prevent diversion of controlled substances, and identify drug seeking tactics.

Course Publication Date: May 25, 2017

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pain Management

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe screening and assessment for substance use disorders.
  • Identify when doctors are encouraged to prescribe controlled substances for pain.
  • Outline patient information needed to justify a diagnosis that warrants controlled substance treatment.
  • Discuss differences between acute and chronic pain.
  • State the pieces of information that must be included on a prescription for a controlled substance.


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