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This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category A credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To provide details of a study designed to identify what constructs from the Integrated Behavioral Model (IBM) can predict nurses' intentions to administer PRN opioid analgesics for pain relief to hospitalized postoperative orthopaedic patients.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the prior research related to nurses' administration of opioids to hospitalized postoperative patients, and the rationale for and the theoretical framework of the current study.
  2. Describe results, implications, and limitations of this study.
Price: $15.00


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • 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.

Test Code: ON1117B
Published: Nov/Dec 2017
Expires: 12/3/2021
Required Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Colleen Y. Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-C; Jiunn-Jye Sheu, PhD, MCHES; Huey-Shys Chen, PhD, RN, MCHES, FAAN; Tavis Glassman, PhD, MPH, MSEd, MCHES, CCPH; Joseph Dake, PhD, MPH, FASHA