104-18: Legal Issues in Prescribing

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104-18:  Legal Issues in Prescribing 

As a nurse practitioner and attorney, Carolyn Buppert explains multiple situations in prescribing that could lead to licensing and legal problems for APRNs. Case-based examples provide practicing pitfalls and practical guidance for managing risk as a prescriber. Current best practices in prescribing opioids is discussed.

  Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  1 hour 26 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe things an advance practice clinician should never, and should always do when prescribing.
  2. Analyze the legal risks of 3 common prescribing practices.

Keywords:  Legal, APRN Practice, Psychopharmacology

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.50 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Friday, June 8, 2018
2:15pm - 3:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

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