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52nd National Symposium 2021

111 - The Nephrology Nurse's Role in Safe Opioid Prescription/Practices

May 2, 2021 11:45am ‐ May 2, 2021 12:45pm

Credits: None available.

Members: $30.00
Standard: $40.00


Patients with chronic kidney disease are more likely to be prescribed opioids for pain associated with chronic conditions and comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension. This session reviews the recommendations in the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, which will assist nephrology nurses to provide safer and more effective chronic pain treatment options, improve opioid prescribing practices, and reduce the number of patients with opioid use disorder, opioid misuse, or opioid-related harm.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 5/5/2023.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to utilize the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain appropriately.


  • Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD, RN, CNN, Senior Health Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Credits Available

The Nephrology Nurse's Role in Safe Opioid Prescription/Practices

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