Opioid Use and Misuse: Pain Management, Drug Dependence, and Implications for Nurses Worldwide in 2022 - Online Course
This presentation entails a brief overview on evidence-based uses of opioids in diverse clinical contexts, influences of opioid regulations across the globe, and common misconceptions related to effective opioid therapies.
This presentation entails a brief overview on evidence-based uses of opioids in diverse clinical contexts, influences of opioid regulations across the globe, and common misconceptions related to effective opioid therapies. Furthermore, this presentation discusses how nurses may promote safe opioid use and detect opioid dependency and addiction.
This course will retire after 20th January 2025.
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify evidence-based, therapeutic applications for opioid-based therapies in appropriate clinical contexts
- Understand the facilitators and barriers of effective opioid therapies, and be able to dispel common myths
- Recognize patient-level risk factors and symptoms of opioid misuse, and nursing methods to detect opioid dependence
- Identify systems-level factors that promote safe opioid use and prevent misuse, and nurse roles in reducing harm
Janane Hanna, RN, MSN, AOCNS, has been working on improving pain management practices through the education and training of physicians and nurses at AUBMC and presented nationally and internationally about topics related to pain and palliative care. She has worked with the Order of Nurses in Lebanon on setting standardized palliative care education certification for nurses. She has been elected to serve as task force member in the American Society for Pain Management Nurses Pain Outcome Metrics. After 5 years as an oncology nurse at AUBMC, she moved to the pain service to become the first Pain Nurse at AUBMC in October 2010. She was promoted to Pain & Palliative care Clinical Nurse Specialist in July 2012 until now.
Jonathan Aebischer, DNP, FNP, has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings for almost 16 years as an RN and FNP in which opioids are administered or prescribed, and provided evidence-based monitoring for acute and chronic adverse effects. He has also worked at a local Federally-Qualified Health Center in Portland, Oregon for 3 years, in which he regularly treated clientele with acute and chronic pain conditions, as well as opioid use disorders. Lastly, he worked in research about chronic pain conditions and reducing harm or mitigating substance use (including opioids and cannabis) for the past 5 years, and has spoken at multiple academic and professional conferences since then on these related topics.