Front Line Forces: Substance Use Disorder

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jan 21, 2024 - 1:11pm CST

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Front Line Forces training modules and resources cover topics developed with the direct care staff in mind, created for those working in long-term care and other health care settings. These short on-demand learning modules and resources are designed to: (1) Fit seamlessly into the routine of the day, without causing lengthy interruptions; (2) Empower and engage direct care staff in their work by building the confidence and skills they need to support quality care and a resident-centered approach; (3) Build on current knowledge; and (4) Promote best practices.

Stigma continues to be one of the strongest negative influences on how we see and treat people with addiction. This four-part series, each approximately four to nine minutes in length, describes addiction as a chronic medical condition, offers strategies for combating stigma, describes resources for treatment and discusses prevention strategies. While the intended audience is nursing assistants and caregivers for patients and residents in nursing homes, the material is relevant to everyone. Quizzes and resources are also available.

Source: Superior Health Quality Alliance, 2021

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