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West Virginia: Diversion of Drugs, 1 unit

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This course meets the 1-unit requirement for coursework in drug diversion mandated by West Virginia Senate Bill 437. It is for any licensee who participates in prescribing, dispensing, or administering controlled substances.

Author: Sara Wilson, BA

Contact hours: 1
Expiration date: May 1, 2025
Course price: $19

Course Summary

The problem of drug diversion: evidence-based information about and the safeguards to prevent diversion, misuse, abuse, addiction, and overdose deaths.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the five Schedules of medications under the Controlled Substances Act.
  2. Compare and contrast acute and chronic pain and discuss the trends in treatment of chronic pain.
  3. Identify the demographic of drug abusers in U.S. society and cite five groups from whom they may get drugs.
  4. List eleven risk factors for substance abuse nurses and other health professionals experience specific to their workplace environments.
  5. Name at least four tools for monitoring ongoing opioid therapy.
  6. Describe Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and explain drug take-back programs.
  7. Name four FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder.