{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Chronic Pain, Impulsivity, and Risk for Opioid Misuse


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Purpose of Activity

To review evidence on impulsivity as a behavioral risk factor for opioid misuse and/or abuse, and examine how it is assessed in the clinical setting.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Define the ways in which chronic pain can increase impulsivity.
  2. Compare various measures and tasks to identify impulsivity.
  3. Assess neurobiological changes related to chronic pain and overlap with impulsivity.
  4. Identify the ways in which increased impulsivity can be a risk factor for prescription misuse.
Price: $49.00


  • ANCC 1.0 CH / 0.5 APH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Awarded Advanced Pharmacology Hours

Test Code: TPM0718
Published: Jul 2018
Expires: 6/4/2021
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Divya Ramesh, PhD; Heather Evans, PhD, RNC-MNN, CLC