This inservice provides caregivers with an overview of substance abuse, including alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs. Provides a basic understanding of this widespread problem and gives tips for working with clients who are actively abusing or recovering. Touches on the problem of substance abuse among health care providers.
Discuss the two main theories about the cause of addiction.
Name at least six warning signs of substance abuse.
Describe the harmful effects of alcohol and drug abuse.
Name at least three types of treatments for substance abuse.
Demonstrate your ability to work with clients who are current or former substance abusers.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.