Summative Assessment: Opioids Reflection
Opioid prescribing can be a necessary part of patient care but is not without risk. There are multiple resources available to help you better understand the risk you and your patient undertake when prescribing opioids and how best to mitigate that risk.
The CDC website is an excellent resource for clinicians. This exercise offers opioid-specific education to help you practice prescribe pain treatments.
Review the following information from the CDC:
About CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guideline
You may also want to review the following resources:
National Library of Medicine – Basic Opioid Pharmacology
DEA – Drug Scheduling
Write an 1100 words summary of your learning that includes the following:
List three key concepts to consider when initiating opioid therapy.
Explain the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of opioids as they relate to opioid sedation, tolerance, dependence, and addiction.
Share three evidenced based strategies for how you will prescribe pain medications safely.
Explain the legal requirements that must be considered when writing a prescription for Schedule II and III medications.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.
Woo, T. M., & Robinson, M. V. <i>Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nurse prescribers</i>. F. A. Davis. Ch 21 & 44
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