CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
Opioids are commonly prescribed for chronic pain. In recent years opioid use has skyrocketed in the United States. It has been estimated that well over 200 million opioid prescriptions have been written each year since 2011. With opioid use reaching epidemic proportions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established new recommendations to help manage the growing concern over opioid prescribing. This CEU provides nurses with vital information regarding the CDC's recommendations for prescribing opioids to increase their knowledge base of the current standards for opioid use in the clinical setting.
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