2020-4: The Acute Care Nurse’s Role in Harm Reduction for Persons with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

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2020-4: The Acute Care Nurse’s Role in Harm Reduction for Persons with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

This presentation will provide evidence-based practice interventions that inpatient acute care nurses can utilize to care for patients with underlying substance use disorders. Interventions will be discussed that focus on monitoring for and the treatment of withdrawal, overdose prevention, trust development, pain control, and harm reduction techniques.


Presenter:
Ruthanne Palumbo DNP, RN, CNE, CARN

Disclosures:  The presenter 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:

  • Identify evidence-based practice intervention strategies for acute care nurses who care for patients with underlying substance use disorders (SUDs).

Keywords:  Substance Use Disorder, Addictions, Opioid Use Disorders

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 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.

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

Release date: January 25, 2021
The contact hours for this session expire:  February 1, 2022

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