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130 - The Role of Nurses in Ending the Opioid Crisis


‐ Oct 27, 2023 12:45pm


Credits: None available.

In this session, nurses will gain an overview of America’s growing opioid crisis and the role they as healthcare providers play in preventing and managing opioid-related complications. This includes understanding evidence-based trends in pain management, patient screening tools, patient communication tools, overdose prevention strategies and referrals for opioid addiction.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 10/29/25.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of NCPD does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to identify at least 2 proven intervention techniques to help those struggling with opioid-related issues.


Credits Available


The Role of Nurses in Ending the Opioid Crisis