APRN Opioid Prescribing

APRN Program on Proper Prescribing Practices:
What You Know About Prescribing Opioids May Save Your License
 

DATES:
September 9-10, 2021
September 8-9, 2022
September 7-8, 2023
TIME: 8 AM- 5PM
LOCATION: Virtual Course via Zoom
CNE Credit hours offered: 23.75*

*Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nursing Education and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of nursing
continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Target Audience: APRN’s in primary care/family medicine, psychiatry, and pain management

Program Overview: Advanced Practice Nurses will engage in a 2-day transformational professional development program that aims to enhance and improve knowledge and skills and performance caring for patients requesting/requiring controlled substances. Participants will engage in various teaching strategies including group discussions, case-based discussions, role plays, Q&A, and practice to develop knowledge and skills. (Note: This is not our board mandate prescribing program.)

The ANA has stated that the opioid epidemic supports the need for nurses - advanced practice registered nurse (APRNs) – to be “properly trained and educated in opioid prescribing” and deemed this “a critical and necessary investment.”

Activities: Participants will engage in various teaching strategies including group discussions, case-based discussions, role plays, Q&A, and practice to develop knowledge and skills.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Improved knowledge of individual and office-based practices regarding proper prescribing of controlled substances.
2. Enhanced skills on screening and identifying opioid use, misuse, and opioid use disorders.
3. Raised awareness of the federal, state, and clinical practice guidelines related to proper prescribing and how to avoid board actions against one’s license.

Faculty:

Charlene M. Dewey, M.D., M.Ed., MACP
Professor of Medicine/Medical Education and Administration
Assistant Dean for Educator Development
Director, Center for Professional Health
Chair, Faculty Wellness Committee

Caroline Post Cone, M.S.N., APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Assistant in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
Course Director, Center for Professional Health


Registration required! 

Early Bird Price: $600 (on or before August 9, 2021)
General Pricing:  $750 (on or after August 9, 2021) 

(NOTE: This is NOT our Board Mandated Course. Please register for that course separately.)

Participants MUST participate in the full program to earn 15.25* nursing contact hours
*Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nursing Education and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


 

2-day Program Content

Prescribing Laws
  •  Federal
  •  State (highlights TN and KY)
Nursing Boards
  • Regulations and process
  • Preventing sanctions
Proper prescribing practices
  • The Opioid Epidemic
  • Opioids and other CPD
  • Individual and office-based practices
Substance use disorders (SUD)
  • Identifying misuse and SUD
  • SBIRT/MI, clinical screening tools
  • Provider decision aid and referral resources
Managing pain
  • Chronic and postsurgical pains, treatment options, adjuvants, etc.
Skill building activities
  • Practice cases
  • Role plays using SBIRT and MI

 

 

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