Drug Diversion Training and Best Prescribing for West Virginia Nurses | 1 hr
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Course Number 20-675621
Healthcare professionals who prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances need to be aware of the potential for drug diversion as well as best practice for prescribing of controlled substances. This course reviews key aspects of drug diversion including its extent and impact on society, the most commonly diverted drugs and the methods used to divert them, signs of drug diversion and methods of prevention, along with reporting requirements, laws and penalties. The importance of best practice prescribing is also discussed along with the principles of pain management. This course satisfies the requirement under West Virginia SB437 and West Virginia Code § 30-1-7a for one (1) contact hour of CE for Best Prescribing and Drug Diversion Training.
Course Category | Public Health
Original Activity Release Date | 10/14/2019
Date of Most Recent Review | 10/14/2019
Next Review / Course Termination Date | 10/13/2022
The goal of this course is to provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce drug diversion, through the utilization of best prescribing practices and diversion prevention, resulting in improved patient outcomes, increased patient safety and optimal patient care. Upon completion participants will be able to:
Examine the extent of drug diversion and its impact on society - categorize the most commonly diverted drugs and the methods used to divert them - illustrate signs of drug diversion and methods of prevention - assess reporting requirements, laws and penalties related to drug diversion - support the importance of best practice prescribing - apply the principles of pain management to best practice prescribing
Categorize the most commonly diverted drugs and the methods used to divert them
Illustrate signs of drug diversion and methods of prevention
Assess reporting requirements, laws and penalties related to drug diversion
Support the importance of best practice prescribing
Apply the principles of pain management to best practice prescribing
Darren C. Leach, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Darren C. Leach is a nurse practitioner and author. He is licensed as an APRN by the State of Florida and Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. His professional experience ranges across the lifespan from infants to the elderly with positions in adult internal and emergency care, pediatric internal and emergency care, pediatric and neonatal intensive care as well as endocrinology and nephrology. He has also provided education to nurses, patients, and families in a variety of formats and settings. He received his Baccalaureate of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 2005, and his Masters of Science degree in Family Health Nursing in 2010. Mr. Leach has authored numerous courses, including many for MedCEC. To view Mr. Leach's full bio click here.
How Bad is the Problem?FREE PREVIEW
What Drugs are Commonly Involved in Overdose Deaths?FREE PREVIEW
How Does Drug Diversion and Poor Prescribing Impact Society?FREE PREVIEW
What Drugs are Most Commonly Diverted?FREE PREVIEW
What are Common Points and Methods of Drugs Diversion?FREE PREVIEW
What are Signs that Prescribers / Dispensers may be Diverting Drugs?FREE PREVIEW
What are Signs that Health Care Professionals may be Diverting Drugs?FREE PREVIEW
How can Drug Diversion Be Prevented?FREE PREVIEW
What are the Basic Principles of Pain Management?FREE PREVIEW
What Are Best Prescribing Practices?FREE PREVIEW
What are Reporting Requirements for Drug Diversion?FREE PREVIEW
Is Pre-Employment Screening for Substance Use Mandated under Federal Regulations?FREE PREVIEW
What are the Penalties for Drug Diversion?FREE PREVIEW
Drug Diversion Training and Best Prescribing Quiz - Unlimited attempts permitted. Passing grade 70% or better.
Drug Diversion and Best Prescribing Survey - Completion of the post-test course evaluation survey is required to receive certificate of completion.