IntNSA Webinars

  • 17 May 2018 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    IntNSA announces the following webinar:


    Treatment of Pain in Patients with Substance Use Disorder


    DATE & TIME

    • Friday, May 25, 2018. 12noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific
      (Duration: 1 hour)


    HOW TO REGISTER

    DESCRIPTION

    • This webinar will cover material on chronic and acute pain in patients with Substance Use Disorders. The differences between chronic and acute pain will be described. Treatment for patients with Substance Use Disorders and pain will be discussed.


    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    • Describe the difference between chronic pain and acute pain

    • Discuss pain in patients with substance use disorders

    • Describe one evidence-based intervention for pain in patients with substance use disorders


    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • This webinar is appropriate for providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, and program administrators.


    PRESENTER

    • Dr. Allen Masry, MD
      Addictions Psychiatrist


    NURSING CEs

    • This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education. Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

  • 12 Apr 2018 2:20 PM | Anonymous

     

    IntNSA Call for Nominations - 2018-2020 Term
    Deadline for Nominations is June 1, 2018
     

    Below is information regarding the call for nominations for the 2018 slate of officers and directors. Self nominations are encouraged. This year IntNSA is seeking nominations for the following positions:

    • President Elect (1 vacancy): Serves a consecutive 4 year term, 2 years as President Elect then 2 years as President
    • Director at Large (4 vacancies): Serves a 2 year term
    • Nominating Committee (2 vacancies): Serves a 2 year term

    Position descriptions are listed below. Self nominations are encouraged. Candidates will take their positions at the Annual Conference in October.


    General Qualifications

    Nominees must be a member of the IntNSA in good standing. Other qualifications for a board position include previous service to the society to include, but not limited to, conference attendance, service on a committee or task force, presentations at the annual conference, and/or other service as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. The nominee for President Elect must have served on the board of directors in some capacity for at least 1 year.


    General Considerations for IntNSA Members Considering Board Office
    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Have a working knowledge of IntNSA’s history, mission and goals.
    • Working knowledge of bylaws and policies.
    • Knowledge of the continuum of substance use and addictive disorder, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
    • Commitment to maintaining a strong organization that is responsive to our membership.
    • Ability to handle IntNSA business with tact, enthusiasm and commitment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to motivate workgroup members.
    • Ability to take responsibility and follow through on assignments.
    • Ability to work well with people.
    The nominating committee will review the eligibility and qualifications of each nominee. The Nominating Committee or Board of Directors may reject any nomination if either deems the nominee to be not appropriately qualified.


    Deadline for Nominations is June 1
    Submit at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJ358S5 


    Position Descriptions

    President Elect:

    • The president elect shall be elected and serve one (1) two year-term and will automatically succeed to one (1) two-year term as president. The president-elect, in the absence of the president, shall exercise the powers of the president. The president elect shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the president. These duties shall be such as to allow the president elect to acquire a thorough understanding of the business of IntNSA and the duties of the office of the president.

    President:

    • The president shall serve one (1) two-year term as the chief executive officer of the society and shall in general supervise and control the affairs of the society. The president shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors. The president shall also serve as a member with the right to vote on all committees except the nominating committee and shall make all required appointments of ad hoc committees. The president may sign with the secretary, treasurer or any proper officer of the society authorized by the board of directors, any deeds, mortgages, contracts or other instruments which the board of directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly designated by the agent of the society and shall perform such other duties as are necessary and incident to the office of president or as may be prescribed by the board of directors.

    Director at Large:

    • Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings
    • Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
    • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.
    • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
    • Gets to know other board members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
    • Participates actively in the board’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.
    • Provides active role in organizational leadership and advisement.
    • Contributes to the formulation and oversight of policies and procedures.
    • Engages in financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget.
    • Contributes to evaluation of management staff.
    • Actively promotes the organization.
    • Active engagement in society evident by prior Board service, committee member or chair, officer of Chapter, presentation(s) at annual educational conference of the society.
    • Demonstrated commitment to addictions nursing, through professional or volunteer service.
    • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group.
    • Willing to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances, open doors in the community, and evaluate oneself.

    Nominating Committee:

    • Members of the Nominating Committee work actively throughout the year to recruit potential officers and directors. The nominating committee prepares and submits to the Executive Committee at least one (1) nomination for each of the elected offices of IntNSA.

    Deadline for Nominations is June 1
    Submit at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJ358S5


    Key Dates

    • June 1 - Deadline for nominations. Self nominations are encouraged, submit your nomination at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJ358S5.
    • June 15 - Deadline for notifying nominees of their eligibility to run.
    • June 15 - Deadline for Nominating committee to present the recommended slate of candidates to the Board of Directors.
    • July 1 - Notice of vote and ballot will be sent to eligible members.
    • July 30 - Deadline to submit ballot.



  • 22 Feb 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous

     


     

    Opioids and Pediatric Care

    DATE & TIME

    • Tuesday, February 27, 2017. 12noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific
      (Duration: 1 hour)


    HOW TO REGISTER


    DESCRIPTION

    • This Webinar provides information on how to care for the pediatric population who are abusing opioids. Specific attention will be paid to the etiology of addiction in the pediatric population as well as discuss risk assessment and warning signs of opioid use. Current practice that incorporated evidence-based guidelines will be described.


    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    • Discuss the etiology of the disease of addiction in the pediatric population.

    • Describe risk assessment and warning signs of opioid use.

    • Compare current practices with evidence-based guidelines.


    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • This webinar is appropriate for providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, and program administrators.


    PRESENTERS

    • Dana Kemery EdD, RN and Lisa-Aiello-Laws, MSN, RN, CNS
      Facutly: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PAL


    NURSING CEs

    • This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education. Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

     

  • 07 Aug 2017 1:28 PM | Anonymous


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    PCSS-O, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, announces the following webinar:

    The CARA Act: Buprenorphine Prescribing for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

    Hosted by the International Nurses Society on Addictions

    DATE & TIME

    • Monday, August 21, 2017. 12noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific (Duration: 1 hour)

    HOW TO REGISTER

    DESCRIPTION

    • This webinar will provide information on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act as it affects APNs and PAs who are waivered to prescribe buprenorphine. Additionally, information about the optimal populations who would benefit from buprenorphine maintenance along with suggested protocols for induction, titration and maintenance.

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    • Summarize the elements of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

    • Describe the patient population who will respond best to buprenorphine maintenance

    • Discuss protocols for induction and maintenance of buprenorphine.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • This webinar is appropriate for providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, and program administrators.

    PRESENTERS

    • William J. Lorman, JD, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN
      Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
      Livengrin Foundation, Inc.

    CONTACT HOURS

    • This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.  Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

  • 05 Jan 2017 12:11 PM | Anonymous


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    PCSS-O, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, announces the following webinar:

    Opioid Prescriptions for Chronic Pain: Misuse & Overdose Problems

    Hosted by the International Nurses Society on Addictions

    DATE & TIME

    • Monday, January 30, 2017. 12noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific (Duration: 1 hour)

    HOW TO REGISTER

    DESCRIPTION

    • This presentation will provide information on misuse and overdose problems related to opioid prescriptions utilizing a public health approach. Also included is a discussion on the high-risk populations and identification of specific areas for decreasing opioid misuse.

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    • Name the four elements of the public health approach to prevention

    • Identify at least three high-risk populations for opioid abuse

    • Discuss the strategic focus areas for decreasing opioid abuse

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • This webinar is appropriate for providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, and program administrators.

    PRESENTERS

    • William J. Lorman, JD, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
      Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
      Livengrin Foundation, Inc.

    CONTACT HOURS

    • This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.  Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

  • 22 Jul 2016 8:59 AM | Anonymous


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    PCSS-O, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, announces the following webinar:


    CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Translating Guidelines into Clinical Practice

    Hosted by the International Nurses Society on Addictions

    DATE & TIME

    • Monday, August 8, 201. 12noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific
      (Duration: 1 hour)

    HOW TO REGISTER

    DESCRIPTION

    • Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the prescribing of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain which has been paralleled by an increase in opioid related deaths and admissions to treatment facilities for opioid abuse. A great deal of scholarly activity has been devoted to developing risk assessment and mitigation strategies to curb the burgeoning opioid epidemic while preserving patients right to pain relief including the use of guidelines. This seminar will discuss the evolution of the opioid prescribing guidelines, review the latest CDC guideline and examine the challenges in translating the guideline into real-world clinical practice.

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    1. Explain the differences between the various opioid prescribing guidelines

    2. Describe at least two challenges in applying guidelines into practice

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • This webinar is appropriate for clinicians who often prescribe opioids for chronic pain.

    PRESENTERS

    • Martin D. Cheatle, PhD
      Associate Professor and Director
      Pain and Chemical Dependency Program
      Perelman School of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania

    CONTACT HOURS

    • This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.  Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

  • 10 Sep 2015 8:53 AM | Anonymous


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    PCSS-O, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, announces the following webinar:


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

    Hosted by the International Nurses Society on Addictions


    DATE & TIME

    • Monday, September 28, 2015. 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 12noon Mountain, 11am Pacific
      (Duration: 1 hour)


    HOW TO REGISTER


    DESCRIPTION

    • 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.


    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • This webinar is appropriate for providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, and program administrators.


    PRESENTERS

    • Carmel Clancy, PhD

    • Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP


    CONTACT HOURS

    • This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.  Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

     

  • 27 Jul 2015 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    PCSS-O, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, announces the following webinar:


    Role of Medication in Opioid Use Disorders


    Hosted by the International Nurses Society on Addictions

    DATE & TIME

    • Monday, August 24, 2015. 7:30pm Eastern, 6:30pm Central, 5:30pm Mountain, 4:30pm Pacific
      (Duration: 1 hour)


    HOW TO REGISTER


    DESCRIPTION

    • The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic. There are 2 million Americans meeting criteria for an opioid use disorders due to prescription opioid use and an additional 0.5 million meeting criteria due to their heroin use. Deaths from opioid overdoses is now comparable to vehicle crash deaths and opioid misuse is estimated to cost society more than $55 billion per year. While medications have been researched and documented as effective clinical interventions to address the significant medical, emotional, criminal justice and societal costs less than 30% of treatment programs offer medications and less than half of eligible patients in those programs receive medications. This webinar will introduce recommendations for evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorders that support the use of medication to assist clinicians in clinical decision making and patient management. 


    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    • Discuss the American Society of Addiction Medicine National Practice Guidelines for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use.

    • Describe the properties of the three common medications used in pharmacotherapy.

    • Identify the special populations and the approaches.


    SHOULD ATTEND

    • This webinar is appropriate for providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, and program administrators.


    PRESENTER

    • Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN


    CONTACT HOURS

    • This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.  Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

  • 26 May 2015 11:24 AM | Anonymous


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    PCSS-O, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, announces the following webinar:


    Peer Assistance for Impaired Nurses with Opioid Dependency


    Hosted by the International Nurses Society on Addictions


    DATE & TIME

    • June 1, 2015 7:30 p.m. EDT to 8:30 p.m. EDT


    HOW TO REGISTER

    DESCRIPTION

    • Health Providers are at an increased risk of becoming addicted to substances secondary to knowledge about pharmacology and medications and ease of access to such medications. Many states have implemented a peer assistance program for nurses so that they can maintain licensure in a monitored program. A state’s respective peer assistance program will be discussed. Statistics on opioid dependency in this state’s nurses enrolled in the peer assistance program will be provided.

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    • Describe the role of peer assistance programs have in the treatment of opioid dependence for impaired nurses.
    • List barriers to treatment for nurses.
    • Describe key elements of a peer assistance program.
    • Describe the role of nursing boards in monitoring peer assistance programs.


    PRESENTER

    • Suzanne Kinkle, BSN, RN, CARN
      Director of the RAMP Program, New Jersey State Nurses Association


    CONTACT HOURS

    • The California Board of Nursing has designated this webinar activity for a maximum of 1 (one) contact hour (approval pending). Participants must be present for the live webinar in order to receive this contact hour.

  • 26 Feb 2015 9:42 AM | Anonymous

     

    PCSS-O, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, announces the following webinar:

     

    Pain Management and Addiction

     

    Hosted by the International Nurses Society on Addictions

     

    DATE & TIME

    • Monday, March 2, 2015. 7:30 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT

     

    HOW TO REGISTER

     

    DESCRIPTION

    • Patient who suffer from a pain syndrome have a right to be pain-free, even those suffering from an addictive disorder. The issue is not whether or not to use opiate analgesics, the issue is how to best manage their administration. This program will provide an understanding of the neurobiology of addiction and pain, and how to properly manage the patient. A case study will be presented demonstrating the problems and issues surrounding such management.

     

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    • Describe the final common pathway for reward and pleasure.

    • List the types of pain and pain signals.

    • Differentiate between pseudoaddiction, addiction and physical dependence

     

    PRESENTER

    • William Lorman, JD, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN

     

    CONTACT HOURS

    This webinar has been approved by the California Board of Nursing for 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education.  Credit will be granted for each individual participating for the duration of the event. 

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