Opioid Use, Abuse and Prescribing


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 2.25 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 1 is pharmacology,1 Psychopharmacology Hour and 2.25 controlled substances.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Describe epidemiology and pharmacology of opioid addiction in pediatric and adolescent patients.
  • Identify opioid prescribing practices and medication assistive therapies that contribute to a reduction in opioid addiction.
  • Discuss federal policies, fiscal and ethical influences on prescribing Schedule II controlled substances.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.25 Contact hours
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Kristin Hittle Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas
Adam Wenner, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas



Mr. Wenner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Hittle Gigli has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 2.25 Contact hours


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