Wellness Series Module 4 - Risk & Exposure: The Signs, Symptoms, Pathophysiology and Co-morbidities of Substance Abuse

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Associate Member (Student) Price: $21.00

Members Price: $35.00

1.0 Class A Credit
Course Expiration Date: 2/22/2021


PLEASE NOTE: The six Wellness Series modules on AANALearn will not be available after 2/22/2021. See www.aana.com/hweducation for information on newer content filmed at the 2019 Art Zwerling Conference offering five educational courses to meet the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA) requirement for Health & Wellness/Substance Use Disorder (SUD) curriculum and continuing education.

Overview of Course:

This curriculum is intended to introduce concepts of healthy coping skills and resiliency strategies to the CRNA and student nurse anesthetists, in order to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy approach to stress reduction can help prevent unhealthy coping behaviors, such as alcohol and drug abuse. This knowledge may also prevent the occupational risk of deaths, related to substance abuse in both the anesthesia professional and for the patients in their care. The overarching goal is to create a healthier work force, and as a consequence, to optimize patient safety.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Analyze the various components of risk for chemical dependency to include genetic influences, heritability, culture, environmental, and social elements.
  2. Compare your personal beliefs and views of addiction with the disease model of addiction.
  3. Define addiction as a disease as well as the signs, symptoms, and time course of chemical dependency
  4. Discuss the incidence and distribution of mental illness in the general population, and within the community of healthcare providers.
  5. Discuss the irreversible physiologic and anatomic alterations in brain function and structure that occur during addiction.
  6. Discuss the personal, professional , psychological, social and legal consequence of behaviors that occur during chemical dependency
  7. Identify personal chemical dependency risk factors, including personal and family history, environmental, and social factors.

Accreditation Statement:


The course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1 Class A CE credit; AANA Code number 1035757; Course Expiration Date 02/22/2021.


The AANA is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.