4012: Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Role in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Evaluation in the Emergency Department: DAWN-ing of a New Day
A psychiatric advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the ED is prepared to provide a rapid and comprehensive assessment of persons in need of substance abuse evaluation. A plan for rapid evaluation is presented. Clinical features of acute intoxication and withdrawal; CAGE, MAST, TWEAK, dual diagnosis, and laboratory tests are reviewed; and treatment and referral recommendations are provided.
Speakers: Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC; Gina White, MSN, RN; Vicki Moceo, MSN, RN-BC
Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the role and responsibilities of the psychiatric advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the emergency department related to substance abuse evaluation, treatment, and referral.
2. Review substance abuse clinical assessment and management strategies and challenges.
3. Discuss treatment, rehab, and referral recommendations.
Key words: DAWN, dual diagnosis, emergency department, substance abuse, assessment, ED
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 9:30am – 10:15am
Emergency Departments Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: February 25, 2013