Addictions Champion Workshop

Apply now to a host a FREE Addressing Substance Use Champions Workshopat your organization! Are you interested in learning more about Best Practices related to addressing substance use? Are you interested in building capacity amongst your nurses and other health-care professionals in your organization and community to be able to identify and work with clients who use substances? Is your organization interested in learning more about integration of Best Practices? If so, then the RNAO Addressing Substance Use Champion Workshop is for you! RNAO is thrilled to announce the expansion of the Best Practice Champions Network® Workshop Series! RNAO is seeking partner organizations from across Ontario to act as host sites for RNAO’s FREE Addressing Substance Use Foundational (Level 1) and Advanced (Level 2) Best Practice Champions Workshops that will begin in fall 2014! What’s the workshop all about? The Best Practice Champion Workshop’s for Addressing Substance Use provides nurses and other health-care professionals with an overview on how to: a)Foundational (Level 1): >Providing safe, ethical and competent care to clients in all clinical settings who use substances >Understanding stigma, learn about licit and illicit drugs that are misused, and explore best practices related to screening, brief interventions and referral to treatment; >Utilize the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, Second Edition b) Advanced (Level 2): only available for nurses and other health-care professionals who have already participated in previous “Methadone Maintenance Treatment Champion Workshops”, “Addictions and Mental Health Champion Workshops” and/or “Addiction Champion workshops” and/or work in a Mental Health and Addictions clinical setting. >Engage in discussions regarding advanced concepts related to Substance Use, such as Harm Reduction and Concurrent Disorders. >Look at sustaining implementation of Best Practices thorough the use of the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, Second Edition How does my organization apply? RNAO is seeking organizations who are interested in hosting the Addressing Substance Use Champion Workshop Foundational and/or Advanced workshop and who are committed to facilitating workshop attendance from their staff and other health care professionals in their community. Organizations applying must be able to assist with workshop promotion, booking of workshop space and catering, and providing on-site logistical support. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, these workshops are offered free of charge to all interested participants. Questions? Please contact Glynis Gittens, Program Coordinator at ggittens@rnao.ca for any questions. Please find attached the Addressing Substance Use Best Practice Champion Network® Request for Workshop Host Sites. Completed forms are due on Friday June 27th no later than 4:00 pm EST to Sabrina Merali, Program Manager at smerali@rnao.ca.
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