Wednesday, Oct. 3

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Workshop A: CARN Review Course (Ce: 4); 8am - 12noon

**Recommended for those preparing for the CARN and CARN-AP exams.


Dennis Hagarty, MSN, CNS, CARN-AP, LCAS
Charles George VA Medical Center
Asheville, North Carolina
 

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.
 

Objectives:

  1. State the eligibility requirements for the CARN & CARN-AP examination.
  2. State two ways in which to better prepare for the exam.
  3. List two steps in the 12 step philosophy.
  4. Describe motivational interviewing.
  5. Discuss each major class of Substance Use Disorders.
  6. List one treatment option for each Substance Use Disorder.
  7. Discuss neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  8. List one treatment for bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
  9. Describe one ethical theory.
  10. Analyze a specific case study of a patient with a substance use disorder.

Workshop B: CARN-AP Review Course (Ce: 4); 12:30pm - 4:30pm

**Recommended for those preparing for the CARN-AP exam.


Dennis Hagarty, MSN, CNS, CARN-AP, LCAS
Charles George VA Medical Center
Asheville, North Carolina
 

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


Objectives:

  1. State the eligibility requirements for the CARN-AP examination.
  2. State two ways in which to better prepare for the exam.
  3. List two steps in the 12 step philosophy.
  4. Describe motivational interviewing.
  5. Discuss each major class of Substance Use Disorders.
  6. List one treatment option for each Substance Use Disorder.
  7. Discuss neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  8. List one treatment for bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
  9. Describe one ethical theory.
  10. Analyze a specific case study of a patient with a substance use disorder.

Workshop C: Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Managing Emotion Dysregulation (Ce: 4); 8am - 12noon

Bari Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
University of Colorado Health
Aurora, Colorado


Objectives:

  1. Discuss how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) have been successful in addiction treatment.
  2. Describe how Twelve step philosophy and literature are similar to DBT philosophy and skills groups.
  3. Complete Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps worksheets and discuss how participants can use the worksheets to help patients with management of emotion dysregulation.
  4. Reflect upon how this model can be utilized in the participant’s organizations to promote the use of non-pharmacological approaches to manage emotion dysregulation.

Workshop D: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) (Ce: 4); 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAANP
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Lisa Domenico, PhD
University of Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida


Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current hypotheses of the neurochemistry of addiction.
  2. Name three common side effects for each of the identified medications for MAT.
  3. Identify common physical and laboratory assessments used for monitoring the safety of MAT.
  4. Articulate current evidence based approaches that nurses can use to support patient’s recovery from opioid use disorder.
IntNSA's Mission: To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice setting
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