Opioid Crisis Reaches State of Emergency

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice  |  September 2017 Members' Corner Edition

The opioid crisis is now officially a state of emergency. Continuing education is available to help ensure that you are up-to-date on evidence-based practices and strategies to support your patients. Resources include:

Nurses Turn the Tide: Effective Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
3 free webinars for all RNs, PMH-RNs, and APRNs.

Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver Training for Nurses
Free 8 hour and 16 hour trainings to meet the educational requirements for a waiver to prescribe medication assisted treatment (such as buprenorphine) for opioid use disorders

Sessions at the APNA 31st Annual Conference
The Annual Conference, October 18-21 in Phoenix, Arizona, will offer sessions presented by addictions experts on how you can support and protect your patients in this midst of this crisis. These sessions will explore the range of evidence-based therapeutic, complementary, and medication assisted treatment options:

  • 2011: VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain
  • 2051a: The Deadly Trio: Heroin, Fentanyl, and Carfentanil....
  • 3022: Essential RN Competencies for the Induction and Maintenance of Opioid Replacement Therapy
  • 4011: An Introduction to Medication Assisted Treatments for Opiate Use Disorders
  • 4021: APRN Curriculum Infusion: Preparing APRNs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic through Medication Assisted Treatment Education
  • 4031: Pharmacogenetics and MAT: Facilitating Engagement for those with Co-Occurring Disorders

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