Colleges of Nursing, Medicine collaborating on CE

The WSU College of Nursing building on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus. Photo by Cori Kogan.
The WSU College of Nursing building on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus. Photo by Cori Kogan.

The College recently partnered with the College of Medicine to expand our CE offerings through the Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment & Recovery (CROP+TR). Two of the three new courses are provided by nursing faculty.

The WSU College of Nursing offers free continuing education for nurses and other healthcare providers. The courses are developed by content experts and are partially funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. To view topics, visit our CE website.

The newly added courses are:

“Cannabis: Medical use, misuse, and in-between,” by Tracy Klein, PhD, ARNP, reviews the diagnosis of Cannabis Use Disorder as well as the difference between medical and recreation use. She also shares resources for clinical risk assessment.

“Non-pharmacologic pain management essentials,” by Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN, PMGT-B, discusses strategies to improve the identification and management of pain within the context of the opioid overdose epidemic.

Contingency management for stimulant use disorder,” by Michael McDonell, PhD, who is faculty from the College of Medicine. Contingency management is an intervention where tangible incentives are provided in exchange for evidence of drug or alcohol abstinence. This talk describes contingency management and evidence supporting the effectiveness of contingency management for stimulant use disorders, as well as review

Visit the CROP+TR page to register.

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