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2018 MA IntNSA Conference for the Non-Addictions Nurse
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When: Monday, June 4, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: UMASS Medical School
United States

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In This Together: Nurses and patients facing addiction

2018 MA IntNSA Conference for the Non-Addictions Nurse

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This conference is intended for the non-addictions, generalist nurses and will cover the basics of caring for patients with substance use disorders in various settings. The cost to attend this conference is $50. Please allow up to one week after registering for the event for your payment to be processed. 8:00am-8:15am - Welcome and Introduction. Ruth Kelley (President, MA IntNSA), MM, RN, BSN, CARN, LADC1 8:15am-9:00am - State of the State/Addiction 101. Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN 9:00am-9:45am - Every nurse is an addictions nurse. Catherine O'Connor, RN, ACRN, MSN 9:45am-10:15am - Break 10:15am-11:00am - Navigating the treatment maze. Justin Alves, ACRN, CARN, BSN 11:00am-11:45am - When substance use is only part of the problem. Christopher Shaw, ANP, PHMNP, CARN-AP 11:45am-12:45pm - Lunch 12:45pm-1:15pm - Addict Shunned. Judith Austin, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP 1:15pm-1:45pm - Harm reduction 101: information for you, your patients, and your community. Jackie Farmerie, RN, CARN 1:45pm-2:15pm - Break 2:15pm-2:45pm - Blurred lines: substance use disorders and mental illness. Michael O'Connor, MS, PMHNP-BC 2:45pm-3:15pm - When anxiety can predict a seizure. Dawn Williamson, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP 3:15pm-3:45pm - Caring for the OB patient with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and her newborn in the inpatient setting: improving the patient experience. Kelli Thomas, RN, BSN, CARN, and Cheryl Cirillo, RN, MSN 3:45-4:00pm - Evaluation and Wrap-up PARKING: PLEASE NOTE: The attached flyer, on the right of this screen, is a map of the venue location and associated parking garage. Please refer to this map when parking on the day of the event. There is a shuttle bus that runs between the parking garage and the Albert Sherman Center, to be used for your convenience. Contact information for day of the event: Colleen LaBelle - (617)-797-6712

Intended audience

This conference is intended for nurses who do not currently specialize in addictions nursing, but would like to expand their knowledge in order to care for their patients with substance use disorders.

Sponsored by

Massachusetts Chapter of the International Nurses Society on Addictions This event is funded by grants from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.