Opioid Addiction and Prescribing: The Latest Updates for the Pediatric-focused APRN
This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0.25 is pharmacology and 0.25 controlled substance.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
- Describe the epidemiology of opioid addiction in pediatric and adolescent patients.
- Identify opioid prescribing and stewardship practices that contribute to a reduction in opioid addiction and misuse.
- Relate the role of pediatric-focused APRNs in prescribing medication-assisted treatment to patient outcomes.
- Discuss federal policies, fiscal and ethical influences on prescribing schedule II controlled substances.
Kristin Hittle Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN: Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Department of Critical Care, Pittsburgh
Dr. Hittle Gigli has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 Contact hours