Opioid Prescribing and Pain Management for Nebraska APRNs


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About the Course
This course meets Nebraska’s requirements for advanced practice nurses related to identification and management of pain and addiction, as well as Nebraska practices of prescribing and dispensing opioids.

In accordance with Legislature of Nebraska, Legislative Bill 788, Section 1, Sections 38-145, this course meets the requirements for advanced practice nurse prescribers. As part of this 3-hour course, 0.5 hours cover the prescription drug monitoring program in accordance with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services guidelines. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate patients for opioid therapy and document informed consent, treatment plans, and patient-provider agreements. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of opioid treatment selection and adjustment.
  • Apply recommendations for the use of emergency opioid antagonists in patient teaching.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the mandates of the Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

About the Author
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area since 2016. Dr. Blair also has over 6 years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.

How to Receive Credit 
  • Read the entire course online or in print. 
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal information and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 
Resolution of Conflict of Interest 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity. 
Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners. 
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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Course ID: 62869