We are in the midst of an opioid crisis. Treating chronic pain patients with opioid medications has become more complicated than ever before. The CDC’s published opioid guidelines have caused confusion regarding appropriate pain medication management.
View Debra Dermady-Ray, RN-BC, MS, ANP-BC, to learn the very latest to safely prescribe pain medications – opioid and nonopioid - to treat chronic pain conditions, while following the CDC guidelines. Debra will help you to identify substance abuse red flags and interpret the Urine Drug Screen results to better prescribe to your patients.
This self-study program offers 119 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement.
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Debra Dermady-Ray, RN-BC, MS, ANP-BC, is a nurse practitioner who has worked in pain management for the last 15 years. She has been an Interventional Pain Specialist treating many different chronic pain conditions and opioid management. Debra has been involved in pain management research, has taught NP students on various pain related topics and teaches a review course for the ANCC Pain Management Nursing certification exam. Her specialty expertise has been recognized, as she holds certifications in Pain Management Nursing by the ANCC and in Opioid Management by The American Association of Allied Interventional Pain Management Professionals.
Financial: Debra Dermady-Ray maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Optum. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Debra Dermady-Ray is a member of the American Nurses Association.
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Pharmacokinetics to Guide Medication Decisions
Principles of Analgesia
Medications for Pain Management
Substance Use Disorder
Standard of Care for Scheduled Pain Medications
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