As the nation continues to confront and mange the opiod crisis, knowledge is a powerful tool for nephrology nurses. This workshop provides information on the regulatory environment and opiod use and help nephrology nurses understand how substance abuse occurs and how to recognize abuse. Non-opioid medications and non-pharmacologic methods of pain management are explored. In addition, a panel engages the audience in exploring "next steps" and addresses concerns of both nurses and patients regarding the use of opioid and pain management in the future.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 10/14/2021.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
After completing this learning activity, the learner will describe an increased ability to assess for opioid addiction using available assessment tools and discuss alternative pain management strategies, with a focus on individuals with CKD and the required family and patient education.