Pediatric Hospital-based Opioid Use and Prescribing: The Latest Evidence for Pediatric-Focused Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
- Acute Care
- Pharmacology CE
- Controlled Substances CE
- Contact hours
1.0 NAPNAP Pharmacology Contact Hour, 1.0 controlled substance . This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 20$. The opioid epidemic brought to light the extent of opioid use across America. Among hospitalized children, 40% receive an opioid prescription. While acute pain management is essential to hospital care and opioids are a mainstay of treatment, children who receive an opioid prescription have a greater risk of develop opioid use disorder. This presentation will cover the latest evidence-based recommendations for opioid use in management of acute pain, including the first-ever pediatric-focused recommendations. Attendees will have exposure to controlled substance education necessary for ongoing APRN licensure and prescriptive authority.