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The Pharmacology of Pain Relievers: Revisiting the Basics – 2 CE
Millions of Americans rely on over-the-counter and prescription medications to manage their chronic pain and improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, at least two million Americans misuse the painkillers prescribed by their doctor for various medical conditions in 2020 alone. As a health care professional, you have to adhere to evidence-based best practices when administering analgesics and educate patients on the proper use of analgesics to prevent them from developing dangerous side effects while making the most out of their treatment regimen.
This course is equivalent to two contact hours. It can be accessed through the convenience of a computer, laptop, or mobile device.
At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:
- Name and translate the rights of medical administration in nursing practice.
- Identify and apply evidence-based best practices for the administration of analgesics based on WHO’s analgesic ladder.
- Assess patients to determine the appropriateness of their current or proposed pain management regimen.
- Identify relevant clinical considerations for both opioid and non-opioid analgesics.
- Identify relevant patient education considerations when administering analgesics.
Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts
Home Study Monograph
2.0 Contact Hours
Contains case-based material
CA BRN No. 2020138
FL BON Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-907987
GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268
Dr. Patricia Dunn
AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.
Start Date: 07/14/2022
Expiration Date: 07/14/2025
Financial Support Disclosure
This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.
Requirements for Credit
Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.
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