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Controlled Substances and Substance Abuse: Best Practices for the Healthcare Professional

Learn safe and effective prescription of controlled substances, best-practices, and prevention methods for drug misuse in this course.

John Villa
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About this course

The abuse of controlled substances, including stimulants, opioids, sedatives, and tranquilizers, presents a significant public health challenge nationwide. This educational program delves deeply into the array of medications classified as controlled substances by federal regulations. Additionally, it equips healthcare professionals with vital insights into the hazards linked to prescribing such substances, along with strategies for their safe and efficient use, prescription, and the detection and prevention of substance misuse.

Release Date:06/20/2023
Expiration Date:06/20/2026
Universal Activity Number (UAN)0657-0000-23-065-H08-P 0657-0000-23-065-H08-T
CE Broker ID20-1201622
ACCME Activity Number202779761
AGD Number386503
Category:Pharmacology, Scope of Practice, Pain Management, Substance Abuse
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Dental Therapist, Podiatric Temporary Residency, Podiatric Medical Radiological Technicians, Certified Respiratory Therapist, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Midwife, Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Hygienist, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, Advanced Dental Assistant, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurses, Forensic Nurse-CSA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Psychiatric Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, APRN - Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse, Dentist, Registered Nurse, Podiatric Physician, Long-Term Care Facility Administrators, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Dental Technician, Community Dental Health Coordinator, Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care, Dental Lab, Respiratory Care Practitioner, Certified Nursing Assistant, Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care, Denturist, Registered Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, General Dentist, Dental Assistant Radiographer, Dental Assistant
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Course Accreditation

This course is approved for the following professions. You can get more details on each profession by clicking on it.

AchieveCE is an approved provider (Provider #50-20641) of continuing education for podiatric professionals.

  • Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine

  • Arizona Board of Podiatry Examiners

  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Podiatric Physicians



John Francis Villa, MD, FACEP, FAAFP is an Emergency Medicine Specialist in Florida with more than 25 years in emergency medicine and family medicine.

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Dawn O.Nutritionist
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I am always interested in continuing education in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition and mental health. Your course was well written, well organized and helpful in meeting state licensure requirements.

Priya M.Occupational Therapist
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Very well written, easy to digest, time efficient, and straight to the point. Thank you!

Cristina GRegistered Nurse
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I appreciate the convenience of the course being online and accessible through my phone and that it directly reports to CEBroker to support mandated education requirements.

Allison B.Nurse Practitioner
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I really loved this information. I was hospitalized last year for almost a month and I noticed multiple medical errors (not being hooked up to my IV multiple times, given wrong medication which caused my sodium to be very low, etc.) which lengthened my stay. I can now define those exact errors and better understand what happened to me. I hate that these medical errors are so common and I appreciate how well laid out your breakdown and categorization of them was.

Ronald H.Dentist
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I am always looking for concise ,thorough, and up to date continuing education, and this course provided exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

Meghan L.Physician
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Enjoyed this course! It squarely met my license renewal requirement as a physician. It was well-written, and an altogether enjoyable read.


Passing Grade

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.

Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.1+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
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