Care of the Teenager Using Street Drugs

How to Take this Course

Course Overview: This course offers nurses an overview of how substance abuse affects adolescent health care. The content is designed to promote awareness of current drug and alcohol consumption parameters and rising trends. Emphasis is placed on nursing assessment and prioritization of needs preliminary to appropriate care. Please see Objectives for a more specific list of this course's goals.

Here are a few hints to help you navigate through the course.

•Click on links in the Table of Contents frame on the left side of the screen. You can view pages
consecutively, or access any page at any time.
•Link to RnCeus Interactive e-mail or return to RnCeus Interactive Home Page from the Table of Contents.
•Access the Exam and Evaluation Form at the end of the course - or whenever you're ready. Follow instructions on that page to obtain RN contact hours, or to just try the questions.
•Links to the World Wide Web enrich the course content. Review the different sites and then click
"BACK" on your browser to return to the course. Or "BOOKMARK" the site now for easy reference!
•Scattered throughout the course are Instant Feedback areas, like the one below. Review information about the Course Overview and give it a try!

Instant Feedback: To reinforce the material, quiz yourself on what you have learned while studying this information. Wherever you see this color text, questions are accessible.

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The target audience for this course is nurses and other health care professionals in all health care setting, especially those working with teenagers.