Opioid Prescribing and Substance Abuse Education

Save the date for the next LIVE Conference! April 18, 2020 at Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford, IL

About the course:

With the passing of IL House Act 100-0513, APRNs licensed in Illinois are required to obtain 80 continuing education hours with 10 of the 20 pharmacology-specific hours covering opioid prescription and substance abuse education. This course has been specifically created to fulfill all 10 hours of the requirement for licensure renewal.

Successful completion:

Successful completion of this course is accomplished by completing the entire training session.


All equipment used in this course is provided with the cost of attendance.


Multiple Expert Guest Lecturers

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

10 hours*

Cost of Attendance:

$250 Conference or $200 Online Course

April 18, 2020 Schedule of Events Coming Soon...

(Historic content from 2018 as an example below)


0730 – 0825         Continental Breakfast and Sign-In

0825 – 0830         Opening Comments

                              Dr. John Russell, DNP, FNP-BC, Owner Skills On Point, LLC

0830 – 0930         The History and Future of Scheduled Medications

                              Dr. Brandon Pierce, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist

0930 – 0935         Break

0935 – 1035         A Multimodal Approach to Pain Management

                              Ms. Laura Padron, MSN,ACAGNP-BC, Owner AeBn

1035 – 1040         Break

1040 – 1140         Legislative Update for the Illinois-Licensed Nurse Practitioner

                              Ms. Susan Swart, MS, RN, CAE, Executive Director ISAPN

1140 – 1220         Lunch Catered on-site by Prairie Street Brewhouse

1220 – 1320         Long Term and Permanent Effects of Drug Abuse

                              Mr. Doug Hopkins, Special Agent, DEA

1320 – 1325         Break

1325 – 1425         Pharmacologic Treatment of Common Overdose States

                              Dr. David Huhtelin, PharmD, Emergency Room Clinical Pharmacist

1425 – 1430         Break

1430 – 1530         The Practice of Pain Management

                              Dr. Howard Weiss, MD, Medical Pain Management Services, LTD


1530 – 1535         Brief Instruction about Online Portion and Dismissal

                              Dr. John Russell, DNP, FNP-BC, Owner Skills On Point, LLC

Online Independent Study Portion

1.0 Contact Hr    Basic Concepts of Equi-analgesia and Pharmacologic Considerations

                             Dr. Brandon Pierce, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist

1.0 Contact Hr    The Pharmacology of Opioid Antagonists in Opioid Overdose

                             Ms. Laura Padron, MSN, ACAGNP-BC, Owner AeBn

1.0 Contact Hr    Coming to an ER Near You: Atypical Substances of Abuse

                             Dr.Kirk Schubert, PharmD, Emergency Room Clinical Pharmacist

1.0 Contact Hr    Geographical Trends, Legalization of Marijuana, and Monitoring Programs

                             Dr. Wendy Slipke, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist                  

*This activity has been awarded 10.5 contact hours and 10.0 pharmacology contact hours by the Ohio Nurses Association. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-091) Please call John Russell at 309-370-7582 for more information about contact hours.

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