2020-2: Healthcare Workers and Substance Use Disorder: One Nurse’s Story

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2020-2: Healthcare Workers and Substance Use Disorder: One Nurse’s Story

This presentation will review the current statistics on nurses and substance use disorder (SUD) as well as SUD in the general population. The presenter’s personal story of SUD and recovery will be shared while reviewing how to recognize a coworker who may be suffering from SUD. Examples of alternative to discipline programs will be discussed including the Wisconsin program the presenter completed. Actions needed to maintain recovery will be reviewed to include presenter’s experiences.

Kristin Waite-Labott BSN, RN, CARN

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest.  Kristin Waite-Labott is the author of the book “An Unlikely Addict” and receives royalties from its sale. The book is mentioned in the presentation.

Session Length:
30 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the scope of a substance use disorder diagnosis.

Keywords: Substance Use Disorder, Opioid Use Disorder

Price: Free

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, honor statement, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed the evaluation and honor statement, your nursing continuing professional development certificate will be generated online and available for immediate printing. Credit cannot be earned unless all components of the program are completed. No partial credit can be awarded.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Originally Presented in Poster Format
APNA 34th Annual Conference Virtual
Wednesday, October 2, 2020
7:15am – 9:15am

Release date: January 12, 2021
The contact hours for this session expire:  January 31, 2024

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