The controlled substances education course opens with a review the pathophysiology and assessment of acute and chronic pain. Subsequent topics include: the therapeutic management of acute and chronic pain; psychiatric and behavioral conditions requiring the use of scheduled medications; assessment, evaluation, and documentation; legal and ethical responsibilities; and drug misuse, abuse, diversion, and addiction.
This course is designed to meet the needs of prescribing medical providers, particularly physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians (MDs/DOs).
Six (6) CE/CME credits (PAs: Category 1 CME)
Successful completion of this course (attendance, post-test, evaluation):
- Allows PAs to write for controlled substances without patient-specific approval [CA]
- Satisfies requirements of Business and Professions Code section 3502.1(c)(2), under California Department of Consumer Affairs, PA Board
- Allows NPs to order/prescribe/furnish Schedule II medications [CA]
- Satisfies requirements of Business and Profession Code, Section 2836.1(g)(3) and meets California Board of Registered Nursing continuing education requirement for controlled substances Schedule II approval for NPs