Care of Older Adults with Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders
Date: October 16, 2018
Class Type: Classroom
Level: All Levels
Instructor: Christine Gadbois, DNP, RN-BC, PHNA-BC
*4 Nursing Contact Hours or 4 CEUs: (SW,CD, MHC)
Despite the recent and continuing growth in prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) in nursing homes, and the implications of mental health and SUDs on physical health, healthcare utilization and quality, the workforce has not kept pace with training and thus is not adequately prepared to provide appropriate, person centered care to residents. This training will provide an overview of current substance use trends among older adults, differentiate between substance use disorders and substance-induced disorders, review appropriate and available treatment options, and discuss how to manage difficult behaviors among this population.
| *This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. |