What’s in Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet? – Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

free On-Demand training

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore substance use disorders in the older adult population, and how unique age-related physiological and social changes present unique challenges for the identification and treatment of this disorder.

Presenter:  Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Session Length:  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Estimate the prevalence of substance use/misuse in older adults.
  • Understand risk factors that may influence this population’s use/misuse of substances.
  • Understand physiological differences with aging.
  • List three potential treatment approaches that are safe, effective, and tailored to the unique strengths and needs of the older adult who has a substance use disorder (SUD).

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This is an open ended event