PCOA-RN 17: Pain, Opioids and Older Adults

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Course CE Credits

1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Course Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This course defines and distinguishes opioid use disorder (OUD) from physical dependence.

Overview

This course defines and distinguishes opioid use disorder (OUD) from physical dependence. The course highlights the importance of assessment and reassessment to identify strategies to manage risks for opioid misuse.  Warning signs for opioid misuse, treatment options, harm reduction strategies and screening tools to tailor care to older adults are also discussed. 

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Define and distinguish opioid use disorder (OUD) from physical dependence.
  2. Recognize the importance of assessment and reassessment to identify strategies to manage risks for opioid misuse.
  3. Identify warning signs for opioid misuse, treatment options, harm reduction strategies and screening tools to tailor care to older adults.