Nursing: Substance Use Disorders, 3rd Edition

74.95
Online
Elective
About the Course

This course presents 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. The course uses terminology for substance-related and addictive disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • 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.

About the Authors:

Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS, FAANP, is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She has been a practicing family nurse practitioner since 1998 and is currently a certified tobacco treatment specialist with the University of Kentucky Health Care System and director of the BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist online training program. Dr. Darville works with inpatients, outpatients, and employees providing group and intensive individual tobacco dependence treatment. She is president of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, 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, is 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, 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, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, PMHNP-BC, is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric primary care mental health specialist, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. Inman is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky and teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She has presented nationally on substance use and has 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. She is actively involved in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Association of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
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Nursing: Substance Use Disorders, 3rd Edition

74.95
About the Course

This course presents 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. The course uses terminology for substance-related and addictive disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • 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.

About the Authors:

Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS, FAANP, is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She has been a practicing family nurse practitioner since 1998 and is currently a certified tobacco treatment specialist with the University of Kentucky Health Care System and director of the BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist online training program. Dr. Darville works with inpatients, outpatients, and employees providing group and intensive individual tobacco dependence treatment. She is president of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, 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, is 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, 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, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, PMHNP-BC, is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric primary care mental health specialist, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. Inman is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky and teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She has presented nationally on substance use and has 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. She is actively involved in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Association of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.