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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, 2024
Course price: $19
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.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Describe the five Schedules of medications under the Controlled Substances Act.
- Compare and contrast acute and chronic pain and discuss the trends in treatment of chronic pain.
- Identify the demographic of drug abusers in U.S. society and cite five groups from whom they may get drugs.
- List eleven risk factors for substance abuse nurses and other health professionals experience specific to their workplace environments.
- Name at least four tools for monitoring ongoing opioid therapy.
- Describe Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and explain drug take-back programs.
- Name four FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder.