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324 - Addiction 101 for the Med-Surg Nurse

‐ Sep 29, 2013 11:15am

It has been estimated that between 25% and 30% of the patients in an acute care facility are either dependent on alcohol or other substances or have a history of addiction. This session focuses on the care of patients with addiction from admission through discharge planning.

Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.


  • Recognize addiction as a disease.
  • Identify the nursing interventions to identify which patient is in withdrawal as well as the nursing care of a patient actively going through withdrawal.
  • Explain the unique care needs of patients who have a history of addiction but are currently not using.


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