Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | Selected Topics | Aging and Addiction
How to earn contact hour credit
This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.
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This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
- Identify the factors in aging individuals which contribute to increased risk for substance abuse and addiction.
- List various substances abused by the elderly and projected trends in such use.
- Describe effective interventions for addiction and substance abuse among the elderly.
Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW
Executive Director, Evergreen Treatment Services, Seattle; Affiliate Professor, UW School of Social Work
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