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Activity Steps

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/Outcomes

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.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: AJNTT27
Published: November 2008
Expires: 3/5/2021
Collections: Alcohol Addiction
Required Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Madeline A. Naegle PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Categories: Geriatrics
Topics: Alcohol , Dementia