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The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of continuing education (CE) activities for nurse practitioners (NPs). Members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) get more, including access to many free activities and significantly discounted rates on others. The activities are updated frequently, and many substance use disorder-related options are currently available.
Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about substance use disorder and addiction medicine at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).
Free Education Materials for NPs and Patients
Take action and save a life with free educational opioid safety and naloxone resources created by AANP Fellow Dr. Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem and Maya Doc-Simkins. Funded by a grant from AANP, the documents detail signs of overdose and explain how to take life-saving action, including how to administer naloxone via auto-injector or syringe.
The opioid epidemic continues to surge across the U.S., so AANP developed this point of care tool as a reference guide for NPs to easily access as needed. The guide provides information regarding the disease state, symptoms and treatments of this chronic, relapsing disease of the brain.
This handout is designed to support NPs working with patients who will or currently are receiving treatment for OUD. During shared clinical decision-making, the tool can guide the patient education on how the medications are used to treat OUD work and their common side effects. This handout provides a way for patients to take an active role in their recovery by utilizing journaling of their treatment goals, triggers and positive coping skills.
There are many resources available for patients and providers. Some are listed below for your convenience. The inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.