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Fast facts about substance use disorders: what every nurse, APRN, and PA needs to know

Fast facts about substance use disorders: what every nurse, APRN, and PA needs to know

Marshall, Brenda, 1951- author; Spencer, Jack (Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner), author

This greatly needed resource is the first to provide evidence-based information and strategies for APRNs and PAs who work with individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). Written in a concise, bulleted style for easy access to critical information, this reference addresses often-undiagnosed medical and psychiatric conditions that may accompany SUDs and the ethical consideration of working with affected patients and families. This resource distills key information about SUDs. It discusses how to identify SUDs, signs and symptoms, emergency response, and specific disorders. Also addressed is the use of pharmacology to treat SUDs, including complementary and alternative medicines, person-centered care for individuals with SUDs across the lifespan, and how to care for afflicted individuals in a variety of settings. -- From publisher's description

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Published New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Brenda Marshall, Jack Spencer
ISBN: 0826161235, 9780826161222, 9780826161239
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 218 pages)
Series: Fast facts books
Subject: MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Substance abuse Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Substance abuse.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; Substance-Related Disorders nursing.; MEDICAL Diseases.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Psychiatric Nursing methods.
Alternative Title: Substance use disorders
Series Title: Fast facts (Springer Publishing Company)
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