Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder: Educating & Empowering All Registered Nurses (RN) During an Epidemic

This continuing educational activity was developed by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association to provide education to all nurses regarding epidemic opioid use in the U.S. and to answer the question,
“What can nurses do?” to address this growing problem.

Almost 4 million nurses can make a difference!

Presenters: 
Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN
Mary Kastner, PMHNP-BC

Target Audience: RN

Contact hours: 1.25


Goals of the Program: Empower Nurses to address the opioid epidemic
  • Gain greater competence
  • Meaningful work
  • Self-determined to effect change
  • Move from Stigma to Recovery

Webinar content includes:
  • Summary of Epidemiology
  • Introduction to treatment (Strengths-based approach)
  • Psychosocial Therapies
  • Medications (methadone/buprenorphine/naltrexone – naloxone for emergency)
  • Psychosocial treatment combined with medication assisted treatment

What nurses can do:

  • Individualize care: meet patient where they are
  • Be aware of most effective treatments
  • Educate patients and others
  • Advocate for access to a range of effective interventions
  • Critically evaluate research
  • Initiate research

Pricing: Free

Continuing Nursing Education 
1.25 contact hours.
* In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test and a score of 80% is required to pass. . Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Release Date: July 15, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: July 30, 2018