3072: Safe Detox in a Jail Setting
This program gives an overview of addictive drugs and common withdrawals often seen in inmates by staff after arrest. Included is a presentation on teaching correctional staff to use the CIWA and COWS protocols for withdrawal, as seen from a deputy's perspective. Handouts included.
Speaker: Nancy Wolf PMHNP/FNP-C DNP-c
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflicts of interest to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify 4/7 symptoms that signify an inmate is in alcohol or opiate withdrawal.
2. Identify blood alcohol level that can result in death.
3. Recognize both the CIWA and COWS scoring tools and understand why they are a valuable resource for psychiatric nurses.
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 Contact Hour, upon completion of an evaluation. Certificate generated online.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Friday, October 15th: 11:30am-12:15pm
APNA 24th Annual Conference
Kentucky International Convention Center
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013