Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Symphony 5

Workshop A: CARN & CARN-AP Review Course (CEU: 8)
Al Rundio, Jr., PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP, DPNAP, FIAAN, Clinical Professor of Nursing; Chair DrNP Program, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

This is a survey course that prepares the participant for the CARN (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse) and CARN-AP (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice) certification examinations.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Symphony 6

Workshop B: Addictions 101: An Addictions Treatment Primer (CEU: 8)
William Lorman, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, Chief Clinical Officer, Livengrin Foundation, Inc., Bensalem, Penn.

Open to LPNs and RNs who feel they need basic information on addictions.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the final common pathway for reward and pleasure.
  2. List the intoxication and withdrawal syndromes for at least 3 categories of drugs.
  3. Describe the assessment and treatment issues for the patient in detox.
  4. Identify at least 3 ways patients’ attitudes and behaviors influence our ability to treat them

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Symphony 7
Workshop C: Evidenced based psychopharmacology for substance use disorders (CEU: 4)
Susanne Astrab Fogger, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAANP; University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP; Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Learning Objectives
  1. Review neurobiology of addiction.
  2. Assess the difference between Substance Use Disorders, Substance-Induced Disorders, and co-occurring primary Mental Health disorders.
  3. Discuss evidence based psychopharmacology for mental health co-occurring disorders with a focus on mood and anxiety disorder.
  4. Identify three side effects and management techniques for first line medications treatment for alcohol, tobacco, & opioid use disorders.
IntNSA's Mission: To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice setting
through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.
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