AVA Webinar-Harm reduction, ethics & patients who use substances with VA/infusion therapy challenges
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 Export to Your Calendar 4/21/2020
When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Where: United States
Contact: Judy Thompson

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For better or for worse? Harm reduction, ethics and patients who use substances with vascular access/infusion therapy challenges

Presented by: Jocelyn Grecia Hill MN, RN, CVAA(c), VA-BC™

There is a healthcare crisis happening that directly affects us as vascular access and infusion therapy clinicians and specialists. We care for many patients that have complex medical and personal situations which may include substance use. Our practice is guided by ethical responsibilities to all patients in our care – first and foremost, “to do no harm”. Harm reduction is one strategy that we should be more cognizant of as we interact, treat and care for patients who use substances. This presentation will discuss harm reduction theory, medical and nursing ethics and how it impacts patient care today. Disclaimer: the content of this presentation may not be aligned with your own personal and political views and may challenge the way you think and practice, but I urge you to keep an open mind and see how you can incorporate harm reduction in your work.

1. Describe medical/nursing ethics, substance use disorder and Harm Reduction Theory.  
2. Describe the impact of substance use disorder and harm reduction on our practice as specialists in vascular access and infusion therapy.
3. Describe strategies used when working with and caring for patients with substance use disorder and complex medical and personal situations.

The Association for Vascular Access is an approved provider of continuing education approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider # CEP12371 for 1.0 CE



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