3015-17: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Alcohol Use Disorder

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3015-17: Exploring the Predictors of Motivation to Work with Individuals Who Use Alcohol:  A Focus on the Nursing Profession;  Alcohol Use Disorder, Psychosis, Obesity, and Diabetes:  A Case Study of Complexity

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

Exploring the Predictors of Motivation to Work with Individuals Who Use Alcohol:  A Focus on the Nursing Profession
This presentation will discuss briefly the effects of nurses’ motivation to work with individuals who use alcohol and the factors that influence nurses’ motivation, screening of this patient population, and future implications. It also explores psychiatric nurses facing challenges pertaining to outcomes-driven treatment planning for patients with complex illness presentations through a case study.
Presenters:  Khadejah F. Mahmoud, MSN, RN

Alcohol Use Disorder, Psychosis, Obesity, and Diabetes:  A Case Study of Complexity
Psychiatric nurses face challenges pertaining to outcomes-driven treatment planning for patients with complex illness presentations. Such an example will be presented as a case study: a patient with alcohol use disorder, psychosis, obesity and diabetes.
Presenters:  Anthony Rushing, BSN, RN

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


Session Length:  46 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Discuss clinical and research implications that can guide future practices to increase nurses' motivation to work with this patient population.
  2. Identify contextual predictors associated with nurses' motivation to work with individuals who use alcohol. 
  3. Discuss the nursing challenges of caring for a patient with a complex presentation of conditions.
  4. Discuss the importance of using a systematic approach to clinical reasoning in treatment planning for patients with multiple conditions.


Keywords:  Substance Use Disorder, Inpatient, Nurse Attitudes, Motivation, Complex Illness, Outcomes-driven Treatment

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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
Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00pm - 12:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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