Course Summary

Practice Level: Beginner

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) 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


Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 20 years of as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, written textbook chapters, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was recently named a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center and is actively involved in lecturing and mentoring nurses, emergency medical residents and pharmacy students.

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