24 Contact Hour Home Studies

Detoxification From Alcohol and Other Drugs:Detoxification from Alcohol and Other Drugs describes detoxification care in a number of settings.  Detoxification and patient matching are discussed.  This TIP provides clinical guidelines for detoxification from specific classes of drugs such as sedative-hypnotics, stilumates, and opiates.  Detoxification needs of special populations are discussed. This TIP also includes helpful to planners and policymakers about costs, quality improvement, outcome criteria, health care reform, and linking detoxification -- often the gateway to ongoing treatment -- to the larger continuum of care in the substance abuse treatment system.  Detoxification is described as the process through which a person who is physically dependent on alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications, or a combination of these drugs is withdrawn from the drug or drugs of dependence.  The goal is to develop comprehensive guidelines that would be useful to State agench directors, doctors, nurses and other clinical staff, policymakers, and other inddividuals involved in planning, evaluating, and providing AOD detoxification services.

.​Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Diseases:Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, describes the level of care that is provided by intensive outpatient treatment (IOT) programs and the range of services and service components that are included in such programs. Practical information for staffing IOT programs and for addressing clinical challenges that arise in the IOT setting is provided. The treatment needs of special groups, such as women and ethnic and cultural minorities are addressed. Improving the quality of services in IOT programs is discussed and suggestions for obtaining public and private funding are presented.

Medical Ethics and the Health Care Professional:  This home study module is a comprehensive overview of Ethics taken from primary sources.  Medical Ethics in the age of the War on Terror are evolving.  This home study lets the reader into this discussion beginning with the Nuremberg code that followed the Nazi atrocities often performed in the name of science and eugenics, and the module  follows the primary documents on this subject and evolution of the subject in the years since World War II to the present..

Overview of Violence and Violence Prevention: Violence is a significant problem in the United States.  From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life.  In 2006, 18,573 people died as a result of homicide and 33,300 took their own life.  Look at the news report tonight and the chances are the reporters will have at least one case of example in your own state.  The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story.  Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars.  Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.  The Division of Violence Prevention's (DVP) was established in 1992 by the CDC with the mission to prevent injuries and deaths caused by violence.  The DVP is committed to stopping violence before it begins.

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