Nurse Educator Training Opportunity at Laramie County Community College
Do you have an interest in sharing knowledge and giving back to your profession? Do you like the idea of advancing and expanding your own skill sets and career? These are just a few of the reasons that nurses decide to become Certified Nurse Educators. Laramie County Community College has a unique opportunity to assist *qualified applicants in becoming Certified Nurse Educators. Through this opportunity, *qualified applicants accepted in LCCC’s ACT NOW! Career Training program will have their Certified Nurse Educator Training and Examination paid for through federal grant dollars. If you are interested in this opportunity please call Jeanine Steele at 307-772-7351 or email her email@example.com.
*Meets grant requirements and submit supporting documentation.
Free CME on Safe Prescribing of Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids
Over the last two decades, the use of opioids for the treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain has increased significantly. Opioids are very potent analgesics that may work when other approaches to treating a patient’s pain have failed. But the use of these drugs introduces risks, which include misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, diversion, and death.
A growing body of evidence suggests that physicians and other prescribers must be extremely vigilant about these risks, should they choose to prescribe ER/LA opioids.
To provide prescribers with comprehensive, up-to-date training and educational resources, a free CME activity for prescribing ER and LA opioid medications is now available online. The "Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing" activity is offered FREE and qualifies for Continuing Medical Education AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and AOA Category 2B Credit(s).
Developed and implemented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the FSMB Foundation, CECity, and The France Foundation, “ER/LA Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing” provides the help clinicians need.
About the program:
• Content based on the work of the nation’s leading experts in opioid prescribing and patient risk assessment
• FREE, user-friendly online webinar and other resources that can be accessed at any time
• Strong emphasis on better understanding opioid prescribing and building risk assessment into prescribing practices
• Six clinical-practice modules offer a consistent and reliable approach to safe prescribing
What you’ll learn:
• How to appropriately assess patients for the treatment of pain with ER/LA opioid analgesics, including analyzing risks versus potential benefits
• How to assess patients’ risk of abuse, including substance use and psychiatric history
• How to identify state and federal regulations on opioid prescribing
• Effective strategies for starting therapy, modifying dosing or discontinuing use of ER/LA opioid analgesics in patients with pain
• New ways of managing ongoing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics
• How to incorporate effective counseling of patients and caregivers
• Valuable product-specific drug information related to ER/LA opioid analgesics
Who should participate:
ER/LA Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing is available for ANY health care provider who prescribes opioids, but its educational content is focused particularly on the needs of clinicians who are:
• Registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
• Eligible to prescribe Schedule 2 and 3 drugs
• Have written at least one ER/LA opioid prescription in the past year
How to participate:
Visit this website to participate in this FREE online CME activity.
Earn Free CEs through The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing's National Education Initiative
Looking to enhance your knowledge and understanding of inter-professional standards of care for chronic disease management and geriatric syndromes, then don't miss the opportunity to check out The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing's National Education
Initiative: Primary Care for Older Adults (PCOA) training modules.
Click http://hartfordign.org/practice/pcoa and EARN FREE Nursing CEs today!
10,000 people are turning 65 today!
More than one in eight Americans are 65 or older, and the number of Americans who will reach 65 over the next twenty years increased by 31% over the past decade. Our older population also reflects the country's increasing diversity. Are you prepared to provide this growing population with the best possible care?
NYU's Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, in collaboration with the NY Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers http://www.nygec.org/ and the National Nursing Centers Consortium http://www.nncc.us/site/ has developed 11 evidence-based e-Learning clinical training modules aimed at advanced practice nurses and focused demonstrating interprofessional standards of care for chronic disease management and geriatric syndromes.
The modules can also be accessed through Hartford Institute's ConsultGeri.org http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/PCOA/story.html or on the GenerationNP PCOA group page (www.GenerationNP.com http://generationnp.skipta.com/public/generationnp.skipta.com/Default.aspx), where advanced practice nurses in primary care have the opportunity to collaborate virtually to enhance their knowledge and skills.
*This project is funded by a HRSA Comprehensive Geriatric Program (CGEP) award.