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Substance Use Disorder

This full day class will allow you to discover how Substance Use Disorder affects clients within the long-term care population and how to best care for this population. You will be required to pass a written examination to receive credit for this course.

The target audience of this class includes caregivers and healthcare providers who will be working with clients with substance use disorders in a long-term care environment.

Key learning objectives includes:

  1. Define substance use disorder and recognize possible causes of substance use disorders.

  2. Identify substance use disorder types and match various substance use disorders to common symptoms of use, withdrawal and overdose.

  3. Identify stigma and recognize positive communication approaches for person-centered care.

  4. Practice steps when approaching challenging behaviors and produce documentation.

  5. Define trauma-informed care and identify supports for substance use disorder.

  6. Identify healthy self-care activities and create a plan that prioritizes personal health and well-being.

This course is 8 hours long.

This course is WA DSHS approved for class credit and is a specialty population continuing education. Credits can be used for Continuing Education or Population-Specific hours.

This course will be taught online via Zoom and followed by the examination. The examination is given via Zoom.  A Zoom confirmation link will be sent to you via email prior to the day of class. Class participation is required.
Certificate of completion will be given to you following successful completion of the examination after class.

Must pick up book prior to class—this is required for class participation.

Payment via check, cash or Venmo prior to class. There is a non-refundable $25 fee for cancellations made prior to 2days of the class.

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