Understanding Your Patients and their Substance Use Disorder

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Target Audience

Nurses, advanced clinical practitioners, social workers, behavioral health workers, counselors.

Description

Nurses and healthcare providers encounter patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in every practice area. In order to provide better care for the patients with Substance Use Disorder, nurses and healthcare professionals must need to understand the disorder itself. This course will provide participants with information about addiction that can be useful in their practice setting. The participants will learn about the neurobiology of addiction, Withdrawal Process & Common Medications, tobacco and vaping issues along with evidence-based practices and working with nurses with impaired practice.

Speakers
Barbara Bennet, MSN, RN, LC, CARN-AP, LCAS
Dennis Hagarty, MSN, CNS, CARN-AP, LCAS
Connie C. Mele, MSN, RN, CARN-AR, PMHCNS-BC, NE-BC, LCAS, FIAAN

Learning Outcome
This workshop will enhance participants knowledge about addiction in general, withdrawal process, medical treatments for addiction withdrawal, and community resources that are available for addiction.

Objectives

  • Identify the structures in the brain and the effect neurotransmitters play in the Reward System of addiction.
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of the withdrawal process and common medications used in treatment
  • Outline the impact of tobacco addiction and the role vaping has in our communities.
  • Discuss current evidence based practices for substance use disorders and where the resources are in the community.
  • Discuss the issue of nurses with impaired practice resulting from their addiction to drugs/alcohol.

Contact

Yuen L Cheung, MSN, RN-BC, 704 512 6523

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Barbara J Bennett, BSN,MSN,RN, LCAS,CARN-AP, Barbara J Bennett, BSN,MSN,RN, LCAS,CARN-AP, Dennis Hagarty, CNS, CARN-AP, LCAS, Dennis Hagarty, CNS, CARN-AP, LCAS, Connie C Mele, MSN, RN, APRN, LCAS
Date(s)
May 8, 2020
Time
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
Credit
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - CNE Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
May 8, 2020
Time
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$99.00
Pre-registration before 4/24/2020. Lunch will be provided.
Credits
6.00
CNE Contact Hours
6.00
Contact Hours