Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here Prescribing Controlled Substances and Preventing Drug Diversion for West Virginia Nurses 1 Contact Hour (Mandatory) Release Date: November 10, 2015 Expiration Date: November 10, 2018 Faculty Adrianne Avillion, D.Ed., RN Adrianne is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She holds a doctoral degree in adult education and a M.S. in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings and leadership roles in professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at events devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. She is also owner and CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Content reviewer Katie Balir, PharmD., R.Ph. Audience This course meets the requirements for West Virginia nurses who have mandatory education related to the prevention of drug diversion. Purpose statement To be maximally effective in reducing the use of controlled substances by unauthorized users, healthcare providers must have a thorough understanding of both the regulatory frameworks surrounding controlled substances and an appreciation for the current acceptable medical practices for prescribing controlled substances in clinical situations. Learning objectives Upon completion of this course, the student will master the following objectives: Š Š Describe the scope of current substance use and abuse in the United States. Š Š Explain the purpose and role of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it relates to clinical practice. Š Š Explain the similarities and differences between the five U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedules for controlled substances. Š Š Explain the differences in prescribing requirements in Schedule II–V drugs. Š Š Discuss the difference between drug misuse, abuse, and dependence Š Š Explain how to recognize high-risk patients. Š Š Describe the eight key steps generally recommended for the responsible prescribing of controlled substances. Š Š Explain three educational areas that patients who are prescribed controlled substances should be taught. How to receive credit ● ● Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. ● ● Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either: ○ ○ An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity. ○ ○ A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent 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 Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation. ● ● Print your Certificate of Completion. Accreditations and approvals Elite is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Individual state nursing approvals In addition to states that accept ANCC, Elite is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP1418 (valid through March 1, 2021); California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15022; District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-4007; Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; and Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider #7-0076 (valid through December 31, 2019). This CE program satisfies the Massachusetts Board’s regulatory requirements as defined in 244 CMR5.00: Continuing Education. Activity director June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN, Lead Nurse Planner Disclosures Resolution of Conflict of Interest In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite 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-Endorsment It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners. Page 1