This session provides an overview of the clinical profile of analgesic medications, with a focus on opioid analgesics. Trends in opioid use and outcomes are discussed. Application of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of opioid medications in geriatrics are highlighted.
Contact hours available until 10/3/2017.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Objectives: 1. Describe the clinical profile of the most commonly used conventional and opioid analgesics. 2. Describe the toxicity and the safety profile of commonly used conventional and opioid analgesics. 3. Review individual and population risks associated with wider use of opioid analgesics in the management of non-cancer chronic pain. 4. Identify special considerations for use of individual opioid analgesics in the treatment of pain in the elderly population.