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Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances

Intro.Controlled.Substances

Price:

$29.95

Contact Hours: 2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2 pharmacology hours).

2 Contact Hours

30 days of access (renewable)

Printable handouts

5-item quiz

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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.

All Individual Continuing Education Courses include a lecture video, lecture handouts (available to download and print), a timed 5-question quiz, and a printable CE certificate. After your registration to the course, you will be able to access your course materials immediately, for one month, within your Barkley & Associates account.

How It Works

  1. Log in at www.NPcourses.com
  2. Go to My Account in the upper right corner and click on Courses.
  3. Locate your Course in the list and click on it.
  4. Click on Access Course to proceed.
  5. PowerPoint handouts are available for every lecture. We strongly recommend that you download and print each lecture’s handout so that you may highlight and take notes as you view each video.
  6. It is very important to spend time studying all PowerPoint handouts before attempting to take the required quiz.
  7. Each quiz includes 5 items to complete in 10 minutes. Participants have a maximum of 3 attempts to pass each exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  8. After successful completion of the quiz, participants must complete a Course Evaluation.
  9. Upon submission of the Course Evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will appear for you to print and/or save in PDF format. We strongly recommend that you print or save the certificate immediately, as your certificate will not be stored in your account indefinitely.

Refunds are not allowed on any of Barkley & Associates’ products. This includes (but is not limited to) our individual CE Offerings, CE packages, 45-hour Advanced Pharmacology, and 45-Hour Differential Diagnosis Pharmacology.

What Makes
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"Simply the Best!"

Features concise up-to-date lectures with full slideshows

Lecture handouts (available to download and print)

One month to complete from time of purchase.

Fast forward/rewind capability so you can be sure to master the material

Full screen capability; perfect for tablet users

Access on your computer immediately!

Portable: Carry with you on your smartphone or laptop

Obtain needed CE and pharmacology contact hours