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Audio Session and Presentation Slides from National Conference Nurse Practitioners 2017

Nurse practitioners receive limited formal pharmacology education on pain medications in their primary training, spending more time being educated about controlled substance than any other specific drug class. Understanding the role that sodium and calcium channel blockers, anti-inflammatories, and serotonin non-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors can play in the management of chronic and acute pain, will provide confidence and skill to the care of patients with pain. This lecture will focus on safe and effective use of non-opioid analgesics and nutraceuticals as alternatives to opioids for acute and chronic pain treatment. It will provide nurse practitioners with the confidence and scientific education needed to effectively provide appropriate pharmaceutical therapies for the treatment of pain.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Explore clinical indications, contraindications and dosing for common non-opioid analgesics.
  2. Describe where analgesics act in the pain pathway.
  3. Examine nutrition supplements for pain.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH / 1.5 APH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 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. (CE Broker Course #20-621262)

Awarded Advanced Pharmacology

Test Code: ncnpfall2017S406A
Published: October 2017
Expires: 9/6/2019
Sources: National Conference for Nurse Practitioners - Fall 2017
Passing Score: 1/1 (100%)
Authors: Theresa Mallick-Searle MS RN-BC ANP-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner?Pain Medicine, Stanford Healthcare