Nursing: Opioids and Pain Management for New Jersey Nurses

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About the Course

Pursuant to J.J..S.A 45: 11-26.3 (L2017, c.28,S21), this course meets the requirements for all professional nurses and licensed practical nurses, licensed in the State of New Jersey, concerning the prescription of opioid drugs, alternatives to opioids for the management of pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse addiction, and diversion.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the importance of opioid abuse in the United States and in New Jersey in particular.
  • Review the concepts related to pain assessment.
  • Describe at least three alternatives to use of opioids for pain management.
  • List at least four risks for opioid abuse.
  • Describe the assessment and signs of opioid abuse addiction.
  • Define drug diversion as it relates to opioids and related drugs.

About the Authors:
Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN
Susan L. Rubin received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from West Chester University and a master’s degree in clinical trials nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing. 

Brad Gillespie, PharmD
Dr. Gillespie is trained as a clinical pharmacist. He has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 20+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at FDA, followed by 15 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals, as well as leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

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