Substance Use 101: The If's and What's of Substance Use Disorder Basics
March 21, 2023
2 - 2:30 PM EST
Audience: Non-clinical and clinical staff, administrators, nursing staff, CNAs, rehabilitation staff, social workers, dieticians, activity specialists and MDS coordinators
Having a knowledge of substance use disorders and common behavioral symptoms are essential to understanding how to support residents with substance use disorders and related health consequences, particularly within the nursing home environment. This 30-minute webinar will define substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders and examine their potential impact. We will also review substance use screening tools that can be used in nursing facilities and address the importance of using stigma-free language for providing person centered nursing care. How to recognize the signs and symptoms of possible substance use will also be discussed.