Understanding the Changing Landscape of Street Drugs

Author(s): Janice Delgiorno

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial

Population: Adult, Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This is a foundational-level session geared for nurses and APRNs working in the acute care setting. The opioid crisis and flood of other drugs are at epidemic levels in many of our communities and we are caring for these patients in the acute care setting. Attendees learn more about this national challenge, including emerging drug trends and how these particular drugs are designed and why they are so popular.


  • Identify which drugs are being used more widely and which drugs are used less frequently based on 2020 COVID-19 pandemic data.
  • Describe how new drugs are designed and why the designs of these drugs are so popular.
  • Discuss life-threatening dangers of these drugs.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.