Opioid Issues

Subject: Information Related to Opioid Crisis


Hello Everyone!!!  I am so very, very happy to be able to share the following information regarding educational offerings to address the opioid crisis.  PLEASE share this information about these free opportunities with colleagues.

ANA joins 25 National Nursing Organizations Working Together to Offer Education on the Opioid Crisis AND APNA offers a free, on-demand CE Course on Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder

First, to combat the nation's opioid epidemic, 25 national nursing organizations have joined forces to offer a free online educational series [Click Here]  that will serve as a resource for practicing nurses, faculty and students.  The following topics :

September 22 at 2:00 PM (ET) – Understanding the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and Other    National Strategies [Click Here]

October 6 at 2:00 PM (ET) – The Opioid Crisis: APRN Curricular Integration [Click Here]

October 20 at 2:00 PM (ET) – The National Opioid Crisis: Your Practice, Your Responsibility [Click Here]

Additional details are in the attached flyer.  For questions or additional information, please [Click Here]

In addition, now through July 2018, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) will be offering a free, on-demand CE course: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder: Educating & Empowering All Registered Nurses (RN) During an Epidemic.  The module has been tailored to three separate groups: Registered Nurses (RNs), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, and Advanced Practice RNs.  More information is available at:  http://www.apna.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=6088

All the best,


Deborah Walker, MSN, RN
Executive Director
New Mexico Nurses Association
Advocating for Nursing Practice Since 1921

Direct: (505) 660-3890
Office:  (505) 471-3324