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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present a quality improvement project evaluating the effectiveness of training nurses on the use of the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS) screening instrument.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Recall the background information regarding the use of the COWS tool in office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) using buprenorphine.
  2. Summarize the results of the quality improvement and implications for practice.
Price: $21.95


  • ANCC 2.0 CH
  • DC - BON 2.0 CH
  • FL - BON 2.0 CH
  • GA - BON 2.0 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.

Test Code: JAN1020
Published: Oct/Dec 2020
Expires: 12/2/2022
Required Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Cecilia O. Uga, DNP, RN; Shelly R. Noe, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC; Stephanie A. Lynch, PhD, FNP, PMHNP-BC; Linda O. Summers, PhD,FNP, PMHNP-BC
Specialties: Addiction