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Disciplines:

Nursing

Hours: 30 Contact Hours
Author(s):
  • Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS, FAANP
  • Peggy El-Mallakh, PhD, RN, PMH APRN-BCP
  • Dianna Inman, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, PMHNP-BC
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN
  • Roseann Regan, PhD, APRN, BC
  • Heather Frye, APRN, PMHNP-BC, MSN, MBA
Item#: N1761
Contents: 1 Course Book (368 pages)
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Substance Use Disorders, 3rd Edition


Price $74.95
Item # N1761
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Release Date: February 27, 2018

Expiration Date: February 28, 2021

This course focuses on the epidemiology of addiction, sociocultural influences, commonly used substances, and current standards of treatment and nursing care for patients with substance use disorders. Prevention practices, patient assessment, and therapeutic modalities, including pharmacologic, psychological, group, and nontraditional therapies, are described. Twelve types of substances are described, including their biochemistry and effects on the human body. This course uses terminology for substance-related and addictive disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (APA, 2013).

CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (20 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)

Course Objectives

  • Describe trends in the epidemiology of substance use in the United States.
  • Identify principles of preventing substance use disorders.
  • Describe the components of an assessment for substance use disorders.
  • Distinguish among the various substances linked to substance use disorders.
  • Identify the clinical effects of various substances on the body.
  • Describe the psychosocial issues for patients with substance use disorders.
  • Summarize the treatment approaches for patients with a substance use disorder.
  • Review the scope of substance use among healthcare professionals.

Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS, FAANP, is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky. She has been a practicing family nurse practitioner since 1998. Currently the tobacco treatment specialist with the University of Kentucky Health Care System, she is also director of the BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist online training program. As a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Audrey works with inpatients, outpatients, and employees to provide group and intensive individual tobacco dependence treatment. She is president of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence. She was honored as the Kentucky Nurse Practitioner of the Year in 2014 and inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2016.

Peggy El-Mallakh, PhD, RN, PMH APRN-BC, has degrees from the Central Connecticut State University in 1982, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing in 1998, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing in 2005. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she serves as the co-coordinator of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Her research interests include training undergraduate and graduate nursing students in the use of a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Intervention to address substance use disorders in outpatient settings. She also conducts research on medical illness management and health promotion among people diagnosed with schizophrenia, the use of evidence-based practices in community mental health treatment settings, and evaluation of Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs. Dr. El-Mallakh is active in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Dianna Inman, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, PMHNP-BC, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University, a Master of Science in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Arizona State University. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric primary care mental health specialist, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. Inman is actively involved in practice in developmental/behavioral pediatrics and school-based mental health. She is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky and teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Dr. Inman has presented nationally on substance use. She received funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration to teach healthcare providers and students how to screen, provide brief intervention, and know when to refer patients for substance use problems. Dr. Inman is actively involved in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Association of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.

Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, is co-director of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and the immediate past-president of the International Nurses Society on Addictions. Ms. Murphy-Parker has lead in encouraging nurses and nurse practitioners to use the evidence-based knowledge available for treating persons with opioid use disorders during this public health crisis. In 2017, Ms. Murphy-Parker was inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Addictions Nursing and is in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Widener University.

Roseann Regan, PhD, APRN, BC, received her Bachelors of Science (Nursing) from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science (Advanced Practice) from the University of Delaware, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from Widener University in Pennsylvania. Currently an assistant professor of nursing at Gwynedd Mercy University and an adjunct professor at Drexel University, Dr. Regan has taught behavioral health nursing, adult health nursing, evidence-based practice, and research. She has taught or mentored both masters and doctoral nursing students and has served as a DNP Project Committee member. Dr. Regan is certified in psychiatric-mental health nursing and has clinical and teaching experience in both behavioral health and adult health nursing. She is a board member of Iota Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and a member of the National League of Nursing, the Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the Simulation Consortium of the Tristate (PA, NJ, DE) Area.

Heather Frye, APRN, PMHNP-BC, MSN, MBA, is an assistant clinical professor and co-track director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. Mrs. Frye is an American Nurses Credentialing Center board certified adult-psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and holds a dual Master Degree in Nursing - Leadership, and Business Administration - Healthcare. Her area of expertise is focused in the specialty of addiction and co-occurring disorders, and she maintains her clinical practice in a residential co-occurring treatment program.

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