Best-Practice Prescribing and Drug Diversion Training for West Virginia Nurses (3 Hours)

MANDATORY WEST VIRGINIA NURSING CEU. Fulfills the WV Board of Nursing requirement of 3 contact hours of continuing education on drug diversion and responsible prescribing of controlled substances. Per Chapter 30-1-7a, each nurse must complete 3 contact hours initially and then 1 contact hour, thereafter, annually of CE for drug diversion training, best-practice prescribing of controlled substances training and training on prescribing and administration of an opioid antagonist if they prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances. CEU course covers preventing prescription drug misuse/abuse, managing chronic pain, risk factors, and WV evidence-based guidelines for prescribing drugs.

This course fulfills the requirement of 3 hours of continuing education for drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances for West Virginia nurses.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education course, you will be prepared to help prevent prescription drug misuse and diversion. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:

  • Discuss the scope of prescription drug misuse and diversion.
  • Identify components of responsible prescribing practices for opioid medications.
  • Summarize the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
  • Describe the West Virginia Safe and Effective Management of Pain (SEMP) Guidelines.
  • Explain various strategies designed to prevent prescription drug misuse and diversion.
  • Discuss considerations for the use of the opioid antagonist naloxone.

Additional Information

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.
Course summary
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  • 3.00 ANCC
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Available Credit

  • 3.00 ANCC


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