Nursing: Substance Use Disorder in Nursing: Identification, Reporting, and Support
28.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
Physicians and nurses have one of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce. An estimated 20% of nurses struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol (Addiction Center, 2019). This course is designed to instruct nurses on how to recognize signs of impairment in colleagues and also how to potentially recognize their own signs of impairment.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria for substance use disorder.
  • Identify the current state of the problem of substance abuse.
  • Differentiate between myths and truths as they relate to substance use disorder among nurses.
  • Describe the impact of substance addiction.
  • Identify signs and behaviors of substance use disorder among nurses in the workplace. 
  • Discuss employer/leadership initiatives to ensure a safe patient environment as it relates to substance use disorder among nurses.
  • Describe important aspects of making a report or a referral for the nurse who is dealing with substance use disorder.
  • Describe employer/leadership initiatives to provide assistance for the nurse who has a substance use disorder.
  • Explain treatment interventions for the nurse who is dealing with substance use disorder. 
  • Describe how an intent to change practice should be implemented to help nurses recognize and intervene when colleagues struggle with substance use disorder. 

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include the following: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Substance Use Disorder in Nursing: Identification, Reporting, and Support - N30921

28.95
About the Course:
Physicians and nurses have one of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce. An estimated 20% of nurses struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol (Addiction Center, 2019). This course is designed to instruct nurses on how to recognize signs of impairment in colleagues and also how to potentially recognize their own signs of impairment.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria for substance use disorder.
  • Identify the current state of the problem of substance abuse.
  • Differentiate between myths and truths as they relate to substance use disorder among nurses.
  • Describe the impact of substance addiction.
  • Identify signs and behaviors of substance use disorder among nurses in the workplace. 
  • Discuss employer/leadership initiatives to ensure a safe patient environment as it relates to substance use disorder among nurses.
  • Describe important aspects of making a report or a referral for the nurse who is dealing with substance use disorder.
  • Describe employer/leadership initiatives to provide assistance for the nurse who has a substance use disorder.
  • Explain treatment interventions for the nurse who is dealing with substance use disorder. 
  • Describe how an intent to change practice should be implemented to help nurses recognize and intervene when colleagues struggle with substance use disorder. 

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include the following: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.