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Opioids: Medications or Main Street?

Opioids: Medications or Main Street?

Opioids: Medications or Main Street?

Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN And Mark Nichols, PhD
Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN And Mark Nichols, PhD
on behalf of ATrain Education

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

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Description

The pharmacologic properties of opioids including their mechanisms of action, receptor targets, target tissues, agonists and antagonists. Clinical applications including accepted usage, duration of action, and the minimizing of side effects. Finally, a look at overdose deaths from opioid abuse, cannabis as a harm reduction agent, and patient education about opioids.

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Objectives
Comment on the history of poppies and the opium trade.

Identify the various receptor targets of opioid action and explain how they differ.

Describe the actions of morphine.

Identify morphine-like drugs and synthetic derivatives.

Discuss dependence, tolerance, and addiction in opioids.

Explain ADME in pharmacokinetics.

List other opioid analgesics in addition to morphine.

Distinguish between opioid agonists and antagonists and the ways they are used.

Summarize the current problem of overdose from prescribed opioids.

Describe the use of methadone and its relation to overdose deaths.

Teach a patient how to minimize the negative side effects of opioid use.

Explain cannabis as an adjunct treatment for chronic pain to reduce the use of opioids.
Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN And Mark Nichols, PhD

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Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN And Mark Nichols, PhD
on behalf of ATrain Education

Mary Lynn (ML) Mathre earned a BSN from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota, and a Master's degree from Case Western Reserve University. She is a Certified Addictions RN through the International Nurses Society on Addictions. Mary Lynn began her career in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps as a medical-surgical specialist. Having earned her Master's degree, Mary Lynn began teaching at the University of Virginia School of Nursing but changed her focus to addictions nursing and returned to clinical practice. She first worked on the Addictions Treatment Unit at UVA, then as the addictions consult nurse for the UVA Health System, and from 2004 to 2007 she was executive director of an opioid treatment program in Charlottesville

Mark Nichols earned a BA in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He then spent several years doing postdoctoral work in Heidelberg, Germany, before joining the faculty in Pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Mark is a biomedical researcher, medical school faculty member, consultant, and expert witness in molecular pharmacology, oncology, and endocrinology. His research has focused on estrogens, estrogen receptors, and steroids and their roles in hormone-responsive breast and uterine cancers, as well as prostate, lung, and other cancers.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 2.00 Hours

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