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An understanding of controlled substances is key to safe prescribing for the Advanced Nurse Practitioner. In this presentation, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will learn about State and Federal laws that apply to the authority relating to prescribing controlled substances. In particular, ethical and fiscal considerations of prescribing will be considered. It is important for the ANP to understand the indications and contraindications for controlled substances—particularly schedule 2 drugs. The uses of these drugs will be discussed, particularly in pediatric and geriatric populations. In addition, considerations for the prevention of abuse and diversion of controlled substances will be offered, including comments on State reporting systems and the implementation and use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.

Learning Objectives—Introduction to Controlled Substances

  • To understand State and federal laws that apply to the authority to prescribed Controlled Substances, REMS, and ethical and fiscal considerations of CS prescribing.
  • To identify indications and contraindications for CS prescribing, particularly in pediatric and geriatric populations.
  • To increase awareness of drug diversion and abuse, acknowledging the roles of State reporting systems and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.