Understanding the current opioid epidemic is critical to identifying how nurses might assist in efforts to reduce opioid overdose deaths. This presentation reviews the physiologic underpinnings of acute and chronic pain, before focusing on techniques to improve patients’ pain experiences with less reliance on opioids.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 12/10/21.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Conferences Committee Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or corporate sponsorship was received.
Accreditation Statement: This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will identify three techniques for improving pain management while minimizing reliance on opioid medications.
DNP, RN, AGCNS-BC,
CNS Concentration Director ,
East Carolina University
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