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Controlled Substance Prescribing Information


External Resources on Opioid Safety/Substance Use Disorder

NCNA's Opioid Webinar - Register Now! (1.0 CH)

The opioid crisis continues to be a major healthcare concern in North Carolina and across the country. NCNA is excited to present a CE webinar, “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic at the Bedside,” on December 12th led by NCNA member Michael Urton, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC. This event will be FREE for NCNA members and $25.00 for non-members. We hope you will join us - and share this opportunity with your colleagues!

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  • CO*RE: Updated CE/CME curriculum that helps clinicians balance the risks of opioid analgesics with the benefits for relief to patients in their practice.
  • Controlled Substances – Multiple evidence-based continuing education on controlled substance prescribing and pain management offered through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners CE Center

OPIOID Prescribing Alert

Provisions of the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act that limit initial prescriptions for acute pain to 5 days and postsurgical pain prescriptions to 7 days; became effective on January 1, 2018.

For more details, please see the following:

  1. Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (NCBON)
  2. Controlled Substance Prescribing Information
  3. Prescribing-limits focused version of our STOP Act FAQs (NCMB)

Educational opportunities for meeting the requirements to apply for a medication-assisted therapy waiver

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