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How to Try This: Screening for Alcohol Use and Misuse in Older Adults
Collections: Alcohol Misuse
Authors: Madeline A. Naegle PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Categories: Geriatrics
Topics: Alcohol, Dementia
Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Published: November 2008
Expires: 5/31/2015
Credits:
ANCC 2.5 CH
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Purpose of Activity:
To instruct registered professional nurses in the need for and use of the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test?Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) to detect current at-risk alcohol use, alcohol abuse, or alcoholism in older adults.
Learning Objectives:
After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
  1. review the background information helpful for understanding the need for screening older adult patients for alcohol use and misuse.
  2. outline the use of the SMAST-G and other interventions for screening older adult patients for alcohol use and misuse.
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Screening for Alcohol Use and Misuse in Older Adults: Using the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test?Geriatric Version.
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