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ASAN Summer Webinar Series

ASAN hosted an 8 week summer webinar series focusing on Addictions Learning. The webinars were held each Tuesday between July 6 and August 24.

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  • CE is available for recorded 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.


Theoretical Framework for Addictions Nursing, Counseling and Education

  • Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN, AACN/Wharton Fellow, Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss one theoretical framework for addictions nursing, counseling and education.
  2. Explain the major components of Motivational Interviewing.

The Neurobiology of Addiction and Pharmacological Concepts

  • William J. Lorman, RN, JD, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, NCPsyA, FAAN; Insight Psychological Services; Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the final common pathway for reward and pleasure.
  2. Define the term Tolerance as it relates to drug addiction.
  3. Describe contemporary theories/models of drug addiction.

Alcohol Substance Use Disorder

  • William P. Carrick, RN, BSN, MSN, CARN; Executive Home Detox; Massachusetts

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify two DSM V diagnostic criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder.
  2. Describe three signs or symptoms of Alcohol Intoxication.
  3. Identify at least one example of autonomic hyperactivity that may be seen in an alcohol withdrawal.

Opioid Disorders: Options for Treatment of Individuals with Opiate Use Disorders

  • Connie C. Mele, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, NE-BC, LCAS, FIAAN; CCM Counseling, PLLC; Charlotte, North Carolina
Learner Objectives:
  1. Understand the disease process of opioid addiction.
  2. Describe the opioid epidemic.
  3. Discuss the impact of the pandemic on opioid disorders.
  4. Understand the medications used for medication assisted treatment as well as other treatment options. 

Central Nervous System Stimulants: From Clinical Use to Recreational Abuse

  • Adam C. Barrett, MEd, BSN, RN, CARN; North Weymouth, Massachusetts

Learner Objectives:

  1. List and describe the most commonly used CNS Stimulants.
  2. Discuss and contrast the difference between Amphetamines and Methamphetamine.
  3. List the common signs & symptoms of Methamphetamine use.
  4. Discuss the signs & symptoms of withdrawal from CNS stimulants in general, and Methamphetamine specifically.

Holistic Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

  • Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN, AACN/Wharton Fellow, Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

Learner Objectives:

  1. Define a minimum of 2 types of holistic treatment.
  2. Describe how holistic treatment benefits clients.
  3. Explore other types of holistic services.

Common Psychiatric Disorders Co-occurring with Substance Use Disorders

  • Diane Snow, PhD, APRN, PMHNP. FIAAN, FAANP
  • Virginia A. Coletti PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify symptoms of psychiatric disorders frequently co-occurring with substance use disorders.
  2. Identify screening tools for psychiatric disorders in addiction treatment settings.
  3. Discuss medication and other treatments for co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses.
  4. Identify support services for integrating treatment of co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses.

Basic Toxicology Interpretation for Addiction Nursing

  • James L. Ferguson, DO, DFASAM, C-MRO; Medical Director, Recovery Management Services, FSSolutions, Inc; Chalfont, Pennsylvania

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the matrix differences (Urine, Oral fluid, Hair, Nail).
  2. Describe how results from different specimen relate to each other.
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