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Inhalant Use Disorder

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA

Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Clinicians need to be informed about how to identify and diagnose an inhalant use disorder according the DSM-5 criteria. To diagnose accurately, clinicians need to able to know of the physical and psychological effects of an inhalant use disorder and the available treatment for individuals with an acute solvent intoxication and an inhalant use disorder. The course provides information about DSM-5 criteria to diagnose an inhalant use disorder as well as the treatment and ongoing support for those affected by it.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe commonly abused inhalants
  • Discuss the effects of acute inhalant intoxication
  • Identify the definition of volatile

Course Syllabus

1. Introduction

2. Problems And Solvents Commonly Used


4. How Solvents Can Lead To A Solvent Use Disorder

5. Diagnosis Of An Inhalant Use Disorder
A. Primary Acute Clinical Effects

B. Assessment For Inhalant Intoxication

C. Chronic Clinical Effects

6. Caring For An Individual With An Inhalant Use Disorder

7. The Basics Of Acute Care

8. Summary

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