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ASAN Summer Webinar Series

ASAN will host a summer webinars series focusing on Addictions Learning. The webinars will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each between May 11 and July 27.

  • CE is available for all attendees sessions.
  • Attendees must complete the session survey to be eligible to receive CEs.
  • Attendees will receive a certificate with CE upon completion of the survey.
  • More information coming soon!

Schedule

Time

Wednesday, May 11

7 - 8pm 
Eastern

Nursing CE: 1.00

Session 1. Addiction Medicine 101 - The Role of Nurses in Improving Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorder in the Hospital Setting

  • Stephanie Klipp, RN, CARN, CAAP, CRS; Patient Care Specialist, Prevention Point Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify evidence based strategies (medications to treat opioid use disorder, harm reduction) for reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with SUD.
  2. Describe ways implement evidence based strategies to improve care for hospitalized patients with SUD.

Wednesday, May 25

7 - 8pm
Eastern

Session 2. Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

  • April Totman, Ms. Ed, BA, ADN, PMH-BC, CARN; Health Care Consulting Services; Camden, Maine

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss and dispute myths regarding the older adult when it comes to seeking treatment for addiction.
  2. Identify comorbidities that will impact both detox and treatment of the older adult.
  3. Identify risk factors health care professionals could consider when treating the older adult population with addictions.
  4. Learn about medications and treatments that may be helpful for the older adult population.

Wednesday, June 8

7 - 8pm
Eastern

Session 3. Best Practices for Trans-Affirming Informed Care

Video Archive

  • Jaki Neering, LCSW, Program Director, Inspire Recovery; West Palm Beach, Florida

Learner Objectives:

  1. Leave here understanding why a cultural shift is imperative to transgender affirming care.
  2. Learn do’s and don’ts when working with transgender clients.
  3. Examine key factors of trauma-informed affirmative care.
  4. Understand the trans experience and learn some general information when working with trans people.

Presenter Bio:

Jaki has a loving & progressive approach working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Jaki graduated from Barry University in 2016 with a Master of Social Work degree. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jaki believes in the power of trauma-informed interventions, which recognizes human vulnerability but focuses on finding strengths, resources, and capacity for healing and recovery by promoting factors that will enhance a person’s resiliency. Through her inspirational approach, Jaki has a passion for empowering marginalized populations. She is devoted to serving the LGBTQ population while on the journey of self-discovery, self-love, and long-term sobriety. Jaki assists individuals in finding their voice and advocates for self-expression. Additionally, Jaki believes in the transformation of recovery and is passionate about helping others find their truth.


    Wednesday, July 13

    7 - 8pm
    Eastern


    Session 5. Considerations for the Older Adults in Addiction and Recovery

    Video Archive

    • April Totman, Ms. Ed, BA, ADN, PMH-BC, CARN; Health Care Consulting Services; Camden, Maine

    Learner Objectives:

    1. Discuss and dispute myths regarding the older adult when it comes to seeking treatment for addiction.
    2. Identify comorbidities that will impact both detox and treatment of the older adult.
    3. Identify risk factors health care professionals could consider when treating the older adult population with addictions.
    4. Learn about medications and treatments that may be helpful for the older adult population.

    Presenter Bio:

    April has spent much of her career educating and helping others.  She started off teaching at the high school level and coaching sports, earning her Master of Science degree in Education- Teaching and Learning, then shifting to a nursing career once her children were born to fulfil a lifelong dream of entering the healthcare field.  She spent the first part of her nursing career as a Special Care, RN at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine working with critically ill patients, earning her Progressive Critical Care RN certification.  This is where she began working with patients dealing with addiction and mental health disorders, detoxing the most difficult cases, and working to stabilize those whose mental health issues needed a high level of care, and she also saw the devastating effects both.  She saw need for more education and treatment for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, and she shifted her career to working at a dual diagnosis addiction and recovery treatment program, McLean Borden Cottage, in Camden, Maine.  Here she became the Nurse Manager and spent nearly 5 years working intimately with those in their most vulnerable states of both addiction and mental health under McLean Hospital’s guidance.  She ran Psychoeducation, Recovery Principles, Understanding Addiction, Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, Preventing Addiction Related Suicide, CBT, and other groups for the residents there, as well as educating the staff on topics necessary to work with this population.  She became a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) and a Psychiatric Mental Health-Board Certified, RN.  Most recently, April has started her own Health Care Consulting company specializing in private home detox services with Executive Home Detox, health care consulting where she assists facilities with licensing and programing, as well as continuing to do recovery coaching privately.

       

      Wednesday, July 27

      7 - 8pm
      Eastern

      Session 6. Substance Use Disorders in Nursing

      • Richard Lamphier, RN; Executive Director, Georgia Nurses' Association Peer Assistance Program

      Learner Objectives:

      1. Share History of a State Nurses Association Peer to Peer Support program for nurses with SUD.
      2. Identify Signs and Symptoms of SUD in Nursing.
      3. Share metrics measured to validate nurse compliance in GNA-PAP.

      Presenter Bio:

      Richard has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years working primarily in critical care, emergency room, flight nursing and most recently, in the prevention of sudden death in the young. His two nursing passions are improving out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates and helping nurses with substance use disorder. He served as President of the Georgia Nurses Association from 2018-2021 and is currently the Executive Director of the Georgia Nurses Association Peer Assistance Program. He uses his personal experience with substance use disorder to help other nurses on their journey to recovery.


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