Jul 11, 2022
Dual Diagnosis: Identification and Management
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Dual Diagnosis: Identification and Management 

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Target Audience This activity is targeted toward all physician specialties.   Statement of Need  In the diagnosis and treatment of patients with either SUD or SMI there is limited consistency for the screening of both conditions if one condition exists, even though statistics indicate that up to 75% with one of these conditions will have a dual diagnosis (approx. 75% of patients with SMI will have SUD; and approx. 60% of patients with SUD will have one type of SMI). Additionally, There may be a lack of consistent utilization of the latest clinical guidelines in the management of patients with dual diagnosis.   Objectives  At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to: 
  • Define dual diagnosis and the incidence.
  • Discuss assessment strategies and indications for dual diagnosis.
  • Describe integrated treatment strategies for dual diagnosis. 
  Moderator Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, APRN Norton Cancer Institute's Behavioral Oncology   Speaker John Wernert, M.D., MHA, DLFAP Executive Medical Director Norton Behavioral Medicine   Moderator and Planner Disclosures   The moderator, speakers and planners for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.    Commercial Support   There was no commercial support for this activity.    Physician Credits Accreditation  Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Designation  Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Nursing Credits Norton Healthcare Institute for Education and Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This continuing professional development activity has been approved for .5 contact hours. In order for nursing participants to obtain credits, they must claim attendance by attesting to the number of hours in attendance. For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC at (502) 446-5889 or   Resources for Additional Study:   Dual diagnosis: A systematic review of the organization of community health services   Chicken or egg: A dual diagnosis narrative     Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at     Date of Original Release |July 2022; Information is current as of the time of recording.    Course Termination Date | July 2024   Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or  
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