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California Schedule II Controlled Substances and Risk of Addiction

Contact Hours Awarded: 3 , including 2.25 pharmacotherapeutic contact hour

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Course Overview

California Schedule II Controlled Substances and Risk of Addiction

Author: Janice Tazbir 


Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Recent History of Pain in the United States
  3. Pain
  4. Pain Theory
  5. Types of Pain by Origin
  6. Pain Classifications
  7. Assessing Pain
  8. 2022 CDC Guidelines for the Prescription of Opioids to Treat Chronic Pain
  9. Five Guiding Principles of the Guidelines
  10. Four Key Issues Addressed By the Guidelines
  11. Non-pharmacological Treatments for Pain
  12. Non-schedule II-Controlled Medications for Pain
  13. Controlled Substance Act
  14. Schedule I-V Controlled Substances
  15. How Opioids Work
  16. Dosing
  17. Assessing Effectiveness of Opioids
  18. Definitions Regarding Opioid Misuse
  19. Prescribing in California
  20. Steps for Prescribing
  21. California Prescribing Laws
  22. Patient Communication and Education
  23. Risk Factors for Opioid Misuse
  24. Diversion
  25. Opioid Use Disorder
  26. Tapering and Discontinuing Opioid Therapy

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course, we will discuss the various types of substance abuse and the signs and symptoms of each. It will take the average learner 180 minutes to complete and awards 3 contact hours of continuing education, including 2.25 pharmacological contact hours.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate a 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Incorporate pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of Schedule II medications to safely prescribe medications in the part of care for patients experiencing pain.
  2. Analyze state laws, federal regulations, and evidence-based guidelines pertaining to furnishing, dispensing, and administering controlled substances by a nurse practitioner.
  3. Identify components necessary for proper techniques of prescription writing for Schedule II through V consistent with the Health and Safety Code and Pharmacy law.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: September 01, 2023

Course Expires on: September 1, 2026

Course Offering: #178