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Free programs on addiction issues available to nurses

May 3, 2018
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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As part of National Nurses Week May 6-12, two free courses and a free webinar on issues around substance use and the opioid crisis will be available to nurses, the digital resource by OnCourse Learning has announced.

The free resources for continuing education include:

  • The recorded webinar “Substance Abuse and Women,” in which host Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, discusses topics such as risk factors for women and reproductive issues.

  • The course “Knocking Out Pain Safely with PCA,” focusing on patient-controlled analgesia risks and how risk of medication errors can be minimized.

  • The course “Medication Nonadherence: America's Other Drug Problem,” discussing the factors that can prevent nonadherence.

These offerings are part of a Confronting the Opioid Epidemic curriculum that will extend throughout this calendar year. Among the other program topics that will be introduced this year are knowing the danger signs of prescription drug abuse, evidence-based pain control, and pain management and ethics.



The Summits for Clinical Excellence bring together thought leaders on cutting-edge topics in multi-day national and regional conferences. Summits on mindfulness, trauma, process addiction, and shame appeal particularly to private practice behavioral healthcare professionals. Other Summits address the national opioid crisis from a regional perspective and engage a diverse group of stakeholders.

June 25-26, 2018 Pittsburgh — The Opioid Crisis: The Clinician's Role and Treatment Practices