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Advanced practice nurses' role in opioid stewardship
Stewardship is a patient-centred, interdisciplinary approach for improving prescribed drug therapy. However, evidence suggests that within established stewardship models for prescribed drugs (e.g., antimicrobials) nursing roles are underutilized even though nurses are ideally placed to contribute significantly in optimizing stewardship endeavours.
Within existing models of care, advanced practice nurses can prescribe opioid analgesics for patients experiencing acute and chronic pain. At the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to define the concept of opioid stewardship and the roles of advanced practice nurses in opioid management. You’ll learn about the enablers, barriers and opportunities for advanced practice nurses to optimize opioid stewardship within their care settings.

Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Chantelle Bailey, PGDip, MSc, PhD
Health System Impact Fellow @Canadian Nurses Association, University of Toronto
Dr. Bailey has been awarded a Health System Impact Fellowship, which is being undertaken at the Canadian Nurses Association and the University of Toronto. She is investigating the roles of advanced practice nurses (i.e., nurse practitioners) in the models of care for managing pain with a specific focus on opioid pharmacotherapy. Dr. Bailey currently represents CNA on opioid-related national initiatives including the PrescribeIT® and Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management (CSEPM).