Overdiagnosis, underdiagnosis, and misdiagnosis of substance abuse overdoses and withdrawals are common hazards in corrections, with deadly outcomes awaiting. Physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and correctional officers all have responsibility and potential liability in this area. This session will cover the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of common and uncommon substances in overdose and withdrawal. The session concludes with an interactive discussion of participants' experiences and lessons learned.
Review the presentations and diagnosis of commonly and uncommonly abused substances in overdose and withdrawal syndromes
Describe the monitoring, management, and treatment of these syndromes
State experiences and pitfalls in the management of these syndromes