This course is intended to support nurses and health care professionals to support clients experiencing a substance use disorder. It will broaden your understanding of the factors that affect clients experiencing substance use disorders.
This course discusses the current trends regarding substance use among youth. It will consider biological, psychological and socio-cultural theoretical explanations of substance abuse and apply theoretical frameworks and evidence-based strategies when working with youth regarding substance abuse.
This course aims to provide culturally appropriate smoking cessation interventions that can be used with clients who smoke.
Nurses and other health professionals who smoke may feel conflicted because of intimate knowledge and experience with the consequences of smoking.
This course aims to help nurse who smoke feel comfortable discussing the benefits of smoking cessation with their clients.
This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when providing smoking cessation assistance to pre- and postnatal women and their families.
Topics include: the risks of smoking while pregnant, harm reduction approaches, applying intensive interventions using a women centered approach, nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant women and relapse.