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222 - Opioid Knowledge: Do Nurses, Physicians and Pharmacists "Know" What They Don't Know?

‐ Sep 28, 2013 11:30am

An opioid knowledge survey found there are knowledge gaps of health care workers in the areas of potency differences, equianalgesic conversions, opioid dosing, and pharmacokinetics. This session reviews these knowledge gaps and common opioid errors, along with the JCAHO Sentinel Event Alert for Safe Use and delivery of opioids in hospitals.

Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.


  • Describe the best practice recommendations for pain management utilizing safe delivery of opioids.
  • Identify health care workers knowledge gaps for opioid pharmacology, equianalgesic conversions, and patient pain management.
  • Discuss the 2012 “Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert” regarding safe use of opioids in the hospital.


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