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

Course Publication Date: April 17, 2019

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

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:WV-PRESCRIBE-19
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pain Management
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss differences between acute and chronic pain.
  • State the pieces of information that must be included on a prescription for a controlled substance.
  • 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.


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