Efforts to reduce overdose and misuse of opioid prescription drugs are intensifying due to widespread public health concern. Nurse practitioners can educate and manage individuals with opioid use disorder to provide safe, quality care.
Learning Outcome: After completing this educational activity, the learner will be able to discuss how Nurse Practitioners can educate and manage individuals with opioid use disorder to provide quality and safe care. Learning Engagement Activity: Identify potential areas of research tha could be conducted by Nurse Practitioners.
Contact hours available until 10/31/2021. Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michelle Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.
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Mary Ellen Toriumi
11/6/19 5:49 pm
Very informative article. I work in a triage center and the information was very valuable. It was very informative to learn what medications for MAT and OWM. This will help when i'm viewing medication lists when I'm triaging patients. Thank you
11/13/19 9:29 am
Very informative article and is vary valuable to my current practice.
12/22/19 3:01 am
This article provided a great overview of treatment options that can be considered for patients experiencing opioid use disorder. I currently work with a population that struggles with opioid abuse.
12/23/19 5:43 pm
Very informative article
9/6/20 7:54 pm
Very informative article. Non-pharmacological and psycho-social interventions help in treating OUD.
9/19/21 5:29 pm
All registered nurses, not just NPs can make a difference in preventing opioid abuse in the patient population. From the beginning admission assessment, we are in the front line of their care and spend the most time with them, getting to know their history and any variables that may place the patient at risk for OUD. At discharge, we are also the ones educating them in regards to medications, their side effects and risks and benefits. If we work together side by side with the providers, we could overcome this opioid pandemic.