The NP e-Resource Learning Modules are accessed through an interactive Member365 Learning Management System (LMS).
Participants are able to sign-up for a free membership which allows them to track and save their progress and earn credits for completed modules and quizzes.
Modules can also be accessed at any time without a membership.
The following learning modules are available in this e-resource.
Professional Accountability and Prescribing
Professional Accountability and PrescribingModule 1 examines the use of clinical practice guidelines applicable to CDS prescribing and discusses ethical principles that guide nurses to “do no harm.” Nurses are accountable to know their scope of practice and recognize the limits of their competence in all situations where a CDS is used in order to provide the best care possible to all they serve.
Basic pharmacology of CDS
Basic pharmacology of CDSSeveral classes of medications are defined as controlled drugs and substances including opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, amphetamines and stimulants, anabolic steroids, methadone and cannabinoids. Module 2 examines the pharmacological principles and characteristics of these medications.
AssessmentModule 3 provides learners with the opportunity to examine safety considerations in the assessment of conditions which have often been treated with a CDS. These include: Chronic and acute pain, insomnia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and status epilepticus.
TherapeuticsThere is considerable controversy about the efficacy of opioids and sedatives in the treatment of pain, anxiety and insomnia in non-life-threating and chronic non-cancer conditions. It is important to consider alternatives to CDS. Module 4 examines when and how to prescribe CDS safely and appropriately.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and EvaluationIt is essential that patients receiving CDS medication therapy have appropriate monitoring and evaluation of the beneficial effects of the therapy, any adverse effects and progress at reaching the goals set out in a treatment plan. Module 5 examines effective patient monitoring and evaluation. .