All advanced practice nurses, including certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists, with prescriptive authority practicing in New Mexico are required, by law, to complete five contact hours of continuing education on the subject of non-cancer pain management as part of the 15 hours of required pharmacology CE every 2 years. State-specific requirements include content related to CE rules developed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON). In order to satisfy this requirement, this state-specific course should be completed in combination with another course of at least four contact hours such as our course Current Concepts in Pain Management. The combination provides both general knowledge regarding pain management and New Mexico-specific content.
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Legal Requirements
Chapter 3: Naloxone
Chapter 4: Rise of Opioid Abuse
Chapter 5: Avenues for Abuse/Diversion
Chapter 6: Patient Addiction Behaviors
Chapter 7: Healthcare Addiction Behaviors
Chapter 8: The Addicted Nurse
Chapter 9: Pain Management Universal Precautions
Chapter 10: Patient Education
Chapter 11: DEA “Red Flags”
Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.Read Full Bio