2035-17: Holistic Approaches to Managing Substance Use Withdrawal

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2035-17: Holistic Approaches to Managing Substance Use Withdrawal

This presentation focuses on the use of holistic, evidence-based and non-pharmacologic approaches to managing patients in substance use withdrawal. Auricular acupuncture, mindfulness practice and a variety of coping skills will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to practice some of the skills presented.

  Bari K. Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-C

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

Session Length:
  40 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Identify the benefits of utilizing holistic, evidence-based non-pharmacologic interventions with patients who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms associated with Substance Use Disorder.
  2. Discuss how auricular acupuncture, mindfulness practice and a variety of coping skills can be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, particularly emotion dysregulation.
  3. Brainstorm ways in which you can begin to more consistently use holistic, evidence-based, non-pharmacologic interventions in your practice setting.

Keywords:  Holistic, Acupuncture, Auricular, Withdrawal, Substance Use, Mindfulness, Aromatherapy

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.50 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

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

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:15pm - 1:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021

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