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Battling the Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

Battling the Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

Battling the Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

Megan Stewart, MD & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
Megan Stewart, MD & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
on behalf of Medline University

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Launch date: 12 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 184748

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Description

In the United States, enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around the clock for one month. Prescriptions for painkilllers have nearly tripled since 1990 and fatal overdoses reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the US parallels a 300% increase since 1999 in the sale of these drugs. The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a number that nearly doubled in just five years. This course is designed to help the nurse understand this epidemic, the physiology of opioid abuse, treatment modalities, patient and family education, and how they can play an important role in reversing this trend.

Objectives

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the significance of painkiller addiction in the U.S.
2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse, withdrawl, and explain treatment options.
3. List at least 3 steps the RN can take to prevent opiod abuse, including alternatives to treating pain.
Megan Stewart, MD & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC

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Megan Stewart, MD & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
on behalf of Medline University

Megan Stewart, MD, is the Perfusion & Placement Coordinator at Gift of Hope, in Itasca, IL. Formerly the Assistant Clinical Educator/Researcher at Medline Industries, Inc , Stewart utilized her background in medicine to continuously develop and maintain clinical educational content on Medline University. In collaboration with teams both within Medline and in the field, she ensured that clinicians received the most up to date and clinically relevant information to enhance their practice at the bedside. Stewart received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Grand Valley State University, and her MD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC is the owner of Bracken Probst & Associates, LLC, an independent consulting firm that assists with reviewing medical related cases. She received her BSN from The University of Portland and her MSN focusing on nursing education from Walden University. She has been a maternity nurse for over 15 years where she assisted with the leadership of her department as a charge nurse for over 8 years and has her certification as a Mother-Baby nurse through the National Certification Corporation. She helped found the Nursing Research Council (NRC) at Providence St Vincent Medical Center, a facility that recently earned its fourth Magnet designation. She chaired the NRC for 8 years and assisted with multiple conferences, presentations, and research projects.

Current Accreditations

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

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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