APNA Opioid CNE

Nurses have been described as the “backbone” of the Opioid Treatment Program system of care. However, research shows that enhanced education in the risks of opioid addiction is needed.

This new continuing nursing education will help close that knowledge gap. These webinars were developed for RNs and APRNs by nurses with extensive expertise in substance use and addictions. Their content empowers nurses at all levels to provide effective opiate interventions to their patients, no matter the setting.

The webinar targeted to registered nurses offers 1.25 contact hours of continuing education and covers:

  • Key morbidity and mortality statistics related to heroin and prescription opioid use.
  • How to assist patients in selecting options and proceeding with treatments for opioid use disorder based on individual needs.
  • How to increase access to treatment for opioid use disorders in their setting(s) or communities.

The webinar for advanced practice nurses offers 3.5 continuing education contact hours in pharmacology. It covers the information above and also:

  • Knowledge and strategies for identifying and selecting pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment options for patients with opioid use disorders.
  • Considerations for treating special populations with opioid use disorder, including pregnant women and their babies, persons with mental illness, and persons with comorbid HIV/AIDS and/or HCV.

View the free webinars.