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Drug Use and Abuse: Management of the Patient Taking Street Drugs

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Dangerous drugs have flooded the streets - someone's first use may be their last. The life destroying consequences of drug use and abuse do not discriminat...
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Faculty:
Dr. Paul Langlois
Duration:
1 Hour 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 21, 2018

Description

Dangerous drugs have flooded the streets - someone's first use may be their last. The life destroying consequences of drug use and abuse do not discriminate and you MUST be prepared to recognize the symptoms and react appropriately to save your patient's life. In this program you will learn the current, most common drugs of abuse, the immediate interventions and be prepared to effectively manage the next patient emergency.

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Outline

Poisoning and Street Drugs
  • Assessment
  • Initial Treatment
  • Patient Presentation Clues
  • Toxicology Screens
Current Drug Concerns & Manifestations
  • Bath Salts
  • CNS Depressants
  • Cocaine
  • GHB
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • Opioids
  • MDMA
  • PCP
  • Rohypnol

Faculty

Drug Use and Abuse: Management of the Patient Taking Street Drugs

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN Related seminars and products: 21


Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neurologic, Burn, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Dr. Langlois received his Doctor of Nursing degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.