FREE CE Session – Creating a Culture of Patient-Centered Treatment – Novel Treatment Approaches to Substance Abuse
This free CE session is presented by FNU Clinical Director Dr. April Dobroth.
The incidence of substance abuse in the United States has reached epidemic levels. To address this epidemic, advanced nurse practitioners must possess pharmacological competency in the treatment of common substance abuse disorders. Pharmacological treatments for common substance use disorders will be discussed during this session and participants will be eligible for pharmacologic CE credits.
- Attendees will be able to identify commonly abused drugs
- Participants will be able to identify the three phases of Buprenorphine treatment
- Attendees will gain an understanding of emerging treatments for stimulant abuse
- Participants with be able to identify criteria warranting inpatient treatment of alcohol withdrawal
- Attendees will be able to identify contraindications to the use of Buprenorphine
- Participants will gain an increased understanding of the treatment of substance abuse with co-occurring mental health disorders
This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 21095172. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity’s approval expires on October 31, 2022.
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April Dobroth, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Dr. April Dobroth is a board certified psychiatric mental health (PMHNP) and family nurse practitioner (FNP) with ten years of experience working in the realm of substance abuse treatment. She currently serves as the clinical director of the PMHNP program at Frontier Nursing University. Dr. Dobroth has served in rural and underserved communities as a National Health Service Corp member and ambassador. She has also served as a representative of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Coalition (NMBHC). As a representative of the NMHBC, she worked closely with the director of Health and Human Services and former Governor Susana Martinez in New Mexico to address the dire need for increased access to behavioral health services in the state. Dr. Dobroth has also served as an expert speaker before the Colorado and New Mexico state legislature on several mental health issues. Dr. Dobroth’ s doctoral research involved the development and implementation of a model of care designed to fully integrate mental health services into the primary care milieu. Dr. Dobroth has spoken at the state, national, and international levels about the integration of mental health services into primary care.