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Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 24872 reviews

Course Summary

Many states are moving toward making changes to existing laws regulating the scope of practice for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) to include independent prescribing authority. Independent prescribing authority refers to the ability to prescribe controlled medications without collaboration with a physician. This is a key component of APRN scope of practice, and an important part of the APRN Consensus Model. Prescription of controlled substances represents significant risks, and understanding these risks is critical in order to provide safe and effective patient care. A primary concern centers on prescription opioid use disorder, affecting patients, health care providers, and the community at large.

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Course Syllabus

  1. I. Introduction
  2. II. Controlled Substances: Schedules And Terminology
    1. 1. Controlled Substance Act
    2. 2. Schedule I Drugs
    3. 3. Schedule II and IIN Drugs
    4. 4. Schedule III and IIIN Drugs
    5. 5. Schedule IV Drugs
    6. 6. Schedule V Drugs
  3. III. Substance Use And Addiction Disorder
  4. IV. Prevalence Of Controlled Substance Use And Addiction
  5. V. Prevention Of Prescription Substance Use And Addiction
  6. VI. Treatment Guidelines
  7. VII. Summary


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