A Focus on Local, Regional and Global Tools for Caring for Clients with Addictions

September 14th, 2015


September 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

This presentation will discuss addictions nursing at a global level. Specific focus will be given to ASAM’s National Practice Guidelines for Use of Medications for treating patients with opioid dependency as well as incorporate online networking tools and initiatives of the GAaP project.

Educational Objectives:
– Incorporate updates of ASAM’s Press Conference and Stakeholder Summit held in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2015.
– Discuss ASAM’s National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications, pocket guide, mobile phone application, slide deck and future educational opportunities.
– Increase knowledge of online networking tools, specifically ‘wikis’ and their role in building international co-operation from diverse cultural communities in the area of addiction
– Share ‘initial lessons’ from GAaP’s first 6 months of operation: planning and set up
– Explore with participants the challenges and possibilities particularly focusing on the impact of such methodology on achieving wider engagement on a global public health issue and enhancing inter-professional learning.

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A Project of the Governor's Institute on Alcohol & Substance Abuse and the North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine.
Funded wholly or in part by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.959) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.