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204 - Substance Misuse in Older Adults /// Closing Remarks

‐ Mar 26, 2022 12:05pm

Credits: None available.

Many older adults develop chronic health conditions as part of aging and are often prescribed more medicines than other age groups, leading to a higher rate of exposure to potentially addictive medications. This session addresses the substance misuse issues facing the geriatric population.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 3/26/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Pamela Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN, discloses that she receives royalties as editor-in-chief of Clinical Nursing Research an International Journal published by SAGE publishing. She also discloses that she serves as a consultant for Jonas Philanthropies.

There are no other Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speakers Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:

No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to discuss the epidemiology of addiction in late life.


Credits Available

Substance Misuse in Older Adults /// Closing Remarks

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Paula Coates
5/1/23 11:59 pm

I found this talk to be very informative. I have worked in a clinic setting with a pain management APRN. Her knowledge base of pain management was immense, and she was constantly evolving. I feel the older population is often overlooked with their medication management, but I do see more and more nursing homes, assisted living facilities and pharmacists taking an active role in med management- especially with pain meds, benzodiazepines, sleeping meds, etc. I also liked the plan of engaging the patient to get to know more about what is going on with them- more than just a person getting refills.

Kevin Majchszak
5/14/23 11:27 pm

Keep up the great work in this essential care of our seniors.