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Understanding Addiction

Written by: Catherine Cantrell, RN, MSN

1 Contact Hour

Overview:

This course covers defining addiction, the factors that create addiction and the consequences of addiction for the person and others. Also explored are ways to manage pain in the era of the opioid crisis.

Course Outline:

  • Understanding drug addiction
    1. Diagnostic criteria
    2. Neurobiology of dependence
    3. Multifactorial determinants
  • The consequences of addiction
    1. Personal & Family
    2. Community & State
    3. National policy
  • Managing pain in the era of the opioid crisis
    1. The pain scale
    2. Addiction versus tolerance
    3. Addiction treatment

Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher.

No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare.

Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from December 14, 2018 through December 14, 2020.

    1 Contact Hour

    HTRSD.ORG continuing nursing education is approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the (ANCC) American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    All State Boards of Nursing accept the Virginia Nurses Association Approval (with the exception of California)

    HTRSD.ORG is also approved by the following State Boards of Nursing:

    • Alabama Board of Nursing - (provider # ABNP 1525, Effective 03/16/18 to 03/16/22)
    • Arkansas Board of Nursing - (provider # 50-23867). HTRSD.ORG submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • District of Columbia Board of Nursing - (provider # 50-23867). HTRSD.ORG submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • Florida Board of Nursing - (provider # 50-23867). HTRSD.ORG submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • Georgia Board of Nursing - (provider # 50-23867). HTRSD.ORG submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • New Mexico Board of Nursing - (provider # 50-23867). HTRSD.ORG submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • South Carolina Board of Nursing - (provider # 50-23867). HTRSD.ORG submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses - (provider # 50-23867). HTRSD.ORG submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.