UW School of Nursing

April 9, 2022

The Challenge of Pain: WA Prescribers 4-Hour CE Package

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WA Prescribers 4-hour CE Package
On-Demand Program

Content meets Washington State’s one-time requirement of four continuing education hours on best practices relating to opioid prescribing for all who prescribe these medications.

  • Bio-Psycho-Social Physiology of Acute on Chronic Pain
  • Buprenorphine: The Ins and Outs 
  • Prescribing for Pain: New Guidelines
  • Perioperative Pain Management

Target Audience

For nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify interacting bio-medical, psychological, and social mechanisms contributing to the transition of acute to chronic pain.
  2. Integrate buprenorphine therapy for OUD into their practice.
  3. Describe when an ARNP must complete a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) inquiry.
  4. Discuss impacts of chronic pain in various phases of perioperative pain management.


  • Preetma Kooner, MD
    Anesthesiology, UW School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Pamela L. Pentin, JD, MD, FAAFP
    Associate Professor and Chief of Service, UW Medicine/UWMC Family Medicine
  • Donna Poole, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Peninsula Community Health Services, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • David Tauben, MD
    Chief, UW Division of Pain Medicine; Clinical Professor, Dept. of Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Dept. of Medicine, Seattle, WA