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Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

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Prepare now for one of the most challenging dilemmas a nurse can face

Suggested companion course: Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder (SUD) may be one of the most serious problems affecting nursing professionals today. But with early and effective intervention, nurses can recover and safely return to practice.

Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing will help you acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge you need to compassionately get colleagues the help they need, while protecting the public.

Through in-depth instruction, you will explore the myths about SUD that prevent nurses from receiving early intervention. Learn how to recognize symptoms early, decrease risk factors for SUD, and effectively mobilize the nursing team to help a colleague who presents concerns.

Master critical SUD concepts in a self-paced course

This course offers an interactive format that makes nursing concepts more intuitive. You’ll enjoy 24-hour online access as you:

  • Explore links to knowledge, visual/graphical aides and key terms.
  • Complete interactive quizzes featuring multiple-choice and matching questions.
  • Answer thought-provoking questions in the downloadable Assignment Book. (Note: Your board of nursing may require completion of the Assignment Book for CE credit.)
  • Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or above, and receive a certificate.

Show you care through early recognition, reporting and intervention

In this course, you will increase your understanding about SUD, addiction and the addicted brain as you master these course objectives:

  • Define substance use disorder, abuse and addiction
  • Explain how to identify substance use disorder in a nurse
  • Compare traditional board of nursing discipline with non-disciplinary approaches for a nurse with substance use disorder
  • Discuss the issues related to treatment, recovery and return to practice for a nurse with substance use disorder

Course Information

Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: Free
CEs: 4.0

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