Substance use disorders are a significant problem in the elderly population. Studies have shown that elderly patients with substance use disorders have very good outcomes when diagnosed and treatment is initiated using SBIRT, a technique incorporating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Intervention.
Course created on September 14, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the process of screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment for elders with substance use disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to examine evidence-based screening tools appropriate for the care of the elderly.
- After this course, participants will be able to compare common substance use disorders in persons over age 65 to other aged populations.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction of Substance Misuse and Statistics Related to the Elderly|
|10-20 Minutes||Problems in the Elderly Compounded by Alcohol, Marijuana, and Prescription Medications|
|20-30 Minutes||Solutions/Screening Tools Available|
|30-40 Minutes||Hazardous vs. Harmful Behaviors|
|40-50 Minutes||Brief Intervention/Motivational Interviewing|
|50-55 Minutes||Case Example|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary of Information/Resources; Q&A|
EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Ingrid M. Provident Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a National Education Specialist, for Select Rehabilitation. Dr. Provident has held positions of Program Coordinator, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, and Associate Professor at major Universities in Pittsburgh, PA.
Ingrid is a highly engaging speaker who holds clinical degrees in Occupational Therapy and Educational Leadership. She has worked in multiple practice settings with the adult and geriatric populations.
Ingrid has been an educator in formal academic settings and presented in more than 70 state, national and international venues. Dr. Provident has facilitated multiple presentations on wellness, communication, and health care. She is a published author and mentor with a passion for assisting in the development of professionals.
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