10:30 AM EDT: Substance Use Disorder in Nursing
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease with many serious consequences. SUD can range in severity from substance misuse to substance dependency. Health care workers are not immune, and SUD is especially challenging in the nursing profession. This disorder affects as many as 1 in 10 nurses, many of whom are not identified and may continue to practice, potentially endangering the lives of patients. This session will describe SUD, identify the symptoms, and discuss the nurse’s obligation to act if SUD is suspected in a colleague.
Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to identify behavioral and physical changes that occur with SUD and will understand steps to take if SUD is suspected.
Contact Hours: 1
CRNI® RUs: 2