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Athabasca University

Prescription and Management of Controlled Drugs and Substances

January 06, 2014

This module, recognised by CARNA, will provide education for Nurse Practitioners who wish to prescribe narcotics or controlled substances in their practice and addresses the following topics: provincial and federal regulations regarding narcotics and controlled substances; standardized approaches to the assessment of clients for whom narcotics may be prescribed; and evidence-based, systemic approaches and tools for the prescription of narcotics and controlled substances; comprehensive, effective therapeutic treatment and management options for nurse prescribers, including non-pharmacological alternative modalities; multidisciplinary approaches to care related to clients on narcotics and controlled substances; and addiction, drug tolerance, drug -seeking behavior and drug tapering. A series of case studies provides an opportunity for application of this knowledge to practice situations.

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Updated September 22 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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