AAOHN 2017 Annual Conference

414 - Opioids: Issues for the Occupational Health Nurse

Apr 25, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 12:30pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $50.00


Learn how you can help employees use – and not abuse – opioids, and offer other strategies to manage pain. This session will cover opioid names, indications, mechanism of action, and legal concerns, including the limitation of ordering by doctors and APRNs, fines, and licenses. We will also cover the research surrounding opioid usage, side effects, and the medications used to combat them.

  • Identify available opioids and their mechanism of action, properties and their reversal agents.
  • Describe the legal issues surrounding opioid use and abuse.
  • Explain methods to use opioids safely while managing pain.



  • 1.50 - CNE

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