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2018 MA IntNSA Conference for the Non-Addictions Nurse
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. The payment will likely appear on your credit/debit card statement as "MAINTNSA".
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 1
0:15am-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
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.
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.
The application to award contact hours has been submitted to ANA Massachusetts. ANA Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.