Substance Use 101

Pittsburgh , PA US
April 26, 2021

The purpose of this session is to provide a brief overview of substance use disorders, categories of substances, and related issues.                  

 

Time

Content

Presenter

1:00-1:15

Introduction and review of current national statistics on substance use and related areas (i.e., overdose, treatment admissions)

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:15-1:20

Substance use disorders/the SUD spectrum

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:20-1:40

Review of substances by category

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:40-1:45

What is recovery?

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:45-1:50

Case Study Review

Cara Renzelli, PhD

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

 

1.  Identify current trends in substance use

2.  Recognize that substance use falls along a continuum and identify what is considered problematic

3.  Distinguish among the various categories of substances and identify which drugs fall into certain categories

4.  Apply the content received in this workshop to a clinical case vignette

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/06/2021
Course expires: 
05/26/2021
Event starts: 
04/26/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
04/26/2021 - 2:00pm

Time

Content

Presenter

1:00-1:15

Introduction and review of current national statistics on substance use and related areas (i.e., overdose, treatment admissions)

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:15-1:20

Substance use disorders/the SUD spectrum

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:20-1:40

Review of substances by category

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:40-1:45

What is recovery?

Cara Renzelli, PhD

1:45-1:50

Case Study Review

Cara Renzelli, PhD

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh , PA 15219
United States

Cara Renzelli, PhD 

Dr.  Renzelli joined the Health Plan in March 2020 as Clinical Director, Substance Use Services on the Physical Health Behavioral Health Integration team.

With 26+ years working in the field of substance use disorders, Dr. Renzelli's initial professional experience was with a federally-funded research center.  The center, grounded in longitudinal research, focused on adolescent substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.  During nearly a decade at the center, she completed two master's degrees - one in Counseling and the other in Social Work, as well as course work toward achieving her PhD.   Dr. Renzelli left the center to complete her doctoral dissertation research on families who had teens in substance use treatment and then joined the administration of a large western Pennsylvania-based treatment provider as Research Director.  During  her 15 year tenure, she authored and received three research grants, and published in peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals as well as having had operational oversight of six programs along the continuum of care ranging from detoxification to inpatient to long-term residential. 

Dr. Renzelli  left the organization as Vice President of Operations to devote time to achieve an MBA.  Specific areas of interest and expertise include, but are not limited to the broad categories of organizational change management and strategy, with specific expertise in the integration of medication into existing treatment curricula, capacity expansion to address unmet regional treatment needs, and the implementation of modern harm reduction tactics into legacy treatment approaches.  

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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