2020-3: Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders: Essential Curricular Thread for Nursing Education

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2020-3: Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders: Essential Curricular Thread for Nursing Education

This presentation will illuminate the urgency to thread Substance Use Disorder content throughout the nursing educational curriculum to meet the need for: prevention and early intervention, integration of behavioral health into Primary Care, responding to the Opioid Epidemic, and the request to treat all patients with  evidenced based whole person care.

Roseann Regan, PhD, APRN, BC, Theresa Fay-Hillier, D.Ph, MSN, PHMCNS-BC and Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN 

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  15 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Discuss the need to thread Substance Use Disorder education throughout the nursing curriculum including methods to identify co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions.

Keywords: Substance Use Disorders, Opioid Use Disorder, Addictions, Education

Price: Free

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.25 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 of 80% 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 Virtual Conference
Wednesday, October 2, 2020
7:15am – 9:15am

Release date: January 14, 2021
The contact hours for this session expire:  January 31, 2024

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