NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute Self-study Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts… Read more »

Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute Self-study The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree… Read more »

Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse self-paced activity with CME/CE released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023 This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction. Target Audience This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists,… Read more »

Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center Recorded on January 11, 2022 Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations. Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Topics: Harm Reduction/Safe Injection Hepatitis C Substance use… Read more »

Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit. Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD. Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services Khadija… Read more »

A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced Release date: December 1, 2021 The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023 Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options. Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP,… Read more »

Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan. Presenter: Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN… Read more »

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… Read more »

Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024 Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices. Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through… Read more »

Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice in the Perinatal Setting- (Part 3 of 3) – Birth Trauma Mitigation and Use of the Plan of Safe Care in Supportive Communication

Self-paced available September 29, 2021 through September 29, 2024 Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock In this 3 hour self-paced workshop, participants will expand their awareness of trauma-informed care and compassionate communication and the impact it has on caring for families in the perinatal setting. We will examine the evidence behind and foundations of the trauma-informed lens to identify the purpose for compassionate communication and equitable care, the barriers to it, and the strategies and skills needed to improve… Read more »