How to Try This: Screening for Alcohol Use and Misuse in Older Adults
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Published: November 2008
ANCC 2.5 CH
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:
- review the background information helpful for understanding the need for screening older adult patients for alcohol use and misuse.
- outline the use of the SMAST-G and other interventions for screening older adult patients for alcohol use and misuse.