Nursing: Health Care Management of Patients with Substance Use Disorders
17.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Substance use disorder is widespread, varies from culture to culture, and covers a vast array of mind-altering substances. The purpose of this course is to help health care workers in their treatment of patients with substance use disorders, also called SUDs, and to provide patients with the tools and interventions to pursue a lifestyle on their own absent from substance use disorder. The treatment for SUDs includes in- and outpatient programs, a multimodal treatment approach, possible pharmacological treatments, and behavioral therapy. This course helps to prepare health care professionals to recognize SUDs, suggest treatments, provide important motivation and encouragement, and assist with self-management skills that will help with a successful recovery.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Differentiate the common health care diagnoses for patients with substance use disorders.
  • Compare the types of assessments used by health care professionals in the past to the more recent tool for assessing patients.
  • Distinguish four types of non-alcohol related substance use disorder. 
  • Apply appropriate interventions for patients who exhibit signs of substance use disorder.

About the Author
Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI

Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI, received BSN and MSN degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She is a professor at the Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, where she has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ward’s work has been published in journals such as Nurse Educator, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Emotional Abuse, and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. She has also presented her work at local, regional, and international conferences. Dr. Ward’s research interests include child and adolescent maltreatment, mental health, and wellness issues (stress and depression), leadership variables, and survivorship.

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT
Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, received an MSN in holistic nursing from Tennessee State University School of Nursing and a PhD in health psychology with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology from Walden University. She has expertise in public health, psychiatric nursing, wellness, and disease prevention. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Wilson has been editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education since 2011 and has more than 150 publications with expertise in holistic nursing, psychoneuroimmunology, and grief counseling. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as a holistic nurse and is an internationally known speaker on stress and self-care. Dr. Wilson was named the 2017-2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is on the faculty at both Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and at Walden University.

About the Reviewer
Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC

Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and educator. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University, Illinois and her Nurse Practitioner preparation from Pace University, New York. Dr. Parson’s is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Tampa and maintains a part-time private practice. She is board certified as Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Specialist and her areas of specialization are full spectrum psychiatric mental health care with a focus on family systems, community health and quality improvement. Dr. Parson’s currently serves as the chair of the QUIN council, is the membership chair for the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, and in 2009, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 
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Health Care Management of Patients with Substance Use Disorders - N55579

17.95
About the Course

Substance use disorder is widespread, varies from culture to culture, and covers a vast array of mind-altering substances. The purpose of this course is to help health care workers in their treatment of patients with substance use disorders, also called SUDs, and to provide patients with the tools and interventions to pursue a lifestyle on their own absent from substance use disorder. The treatment for SUDs includes in- and outpatient programs, a multimodal treatment approach, possible pharmacological treatments, and behavioral therapy. This course helps to prepare health care professionals to recognize SUDs, suggest treatments, provide important motivation and encouragement, and assist with self-management skills that will help with a successful recovery.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Differentiate the common health care diagnoses for patients with substance use disorders.
  • Compare the types of assessments used by health care professionals in the past to the more recent tool for assessing patients.
  • Distinguish four types of non-alcohol related substance use disorder. 
  • Apply appropriate interventions for patients who exhibit signs of substance use disorder.

About the Author
Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI

Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI, received BSN and MSN degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She is a professor at the Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, where she has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ward’s work has been published in journals such as Nurse Educator, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Emotional Abuse, and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. She has also presented her work at local, regional, and international conferences. Dr. Ward’s research interests include child and adolescent maltreatment, mental health, and wellness issues (stress and depression), leadership variables, and survivorship.

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT
Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, received an MSN in holistic nursing from Tennessee State University School of Nursing and a PhD in health psychology with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology from Walden University. She has expertise in public health, psychiatric nursing, wellness, and disease prevention. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Wilson has been editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education since 2011 and has more than 150 publications with expertise in holistic nursing, psychoneuroimmunology, and grief counseling. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as a holistic nurse and is an internationally known speaker on stress and self-care. Dr. Wilson was named the 2017-2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is on the faculty at both Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and at Walden University.

About the Reviewer
Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC

Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and educator. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University, Illinois and her Nurse Practitioner preparation from Pace University, New York. Dr. Parson’s is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Tampa and maintains a part-time private practice. She is board certified as Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Specialist and her areas of specialization are full spectrum psychiatric mental health care with a focus on family systems, community health and quality improvement. Dr. Parson’s currently serves as the chair of the QUIN council, is the membership chair for the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, and in 2009, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.