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Unversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences School of Nursing

Substance Abuse in the Aging

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the most common substances abused by older persons and provides recommendations for assessing these individuals and providing nursing interventions.

Educational objectives: 
  • List key components of assessing older adults for substance abuse
  • Identify nursing interventions for older adults who abuse substances
  • Identify s/s of ETOH abuse and withdrawal in older adults and corresponding nursing interventions
  • Identify s/s prescription, nonpresciption, nicotine, and caffeine abuse in older adults and corresponding nursing interventions
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Used in course: Nursing Care of the Older Adult

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/01/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Substance Abuse in the Aging. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/563
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