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Assessing Substance Abuse Risk in Students: Using the CRAFFT Screening Tool

Release Date: 02/24/2022
Expiration Date: 02/24/2025

Cost: Free for NASN members and non members!

Upon successful completion of this offering, 
participants will be awarded 1.5 NCPD Continuing Nursing Education contact hours.


Instructions to Successfully Complete This NCPD CNE Program

To receive a Certificate of Completion and be awarded NCPD CNE contact hours for this program, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the program evaluation. If an assessment is included in the content, you will need to have 75% of the answer correct in order to pass the assessment. You will also have unlimited retakes on the assessment.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this program, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the program through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The program should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). Select the shopping card and choose "check out." You will receive a confirmation email with a link back to this program after your transaction.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Retrieve the certificate.  After completing all content items, you will earn a certificate. You can save or print it.  Certificates are also stored in your Learning Center Profile.

Program Overview
Part I: In this nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) learning module the learner will gain an understanding of the CRAFFT 2.1 and CRAFFT 2.1+N assessment tools geared towards school-aged students to assess potential substance and nicotine use and/or abuse. In the module the learner will gain an understanding of the importance of maintaining student confidentiality, the different risk levels identified in the assessment tool, how to administer the assessment tool in the school setting and reflect on how they can change their daily practice to implement this assessment tool to optimize student health and well-being in their school using evidence-based best practices.

Part II: In this nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) learning module the learner will gain an understanding of the CRAFFT 2.1 and CRAFFT 2.1+N assessment tools geared towards school-aged students to assess potential substance and nicotine use and/or abuse. In the module the learner will learn how to address the three risk factor levels from the assessment tool, identify community resources to be able to provide assistance to students/families in need, the importance of collaborating with other interdisciplinary team members to provide support to student(s), and reflect on how they can change their daily practice to implement this assessment tool to optimize student health and well-being in their school using evidence-based best practices.

Learning Outcomes
Part I: As a result of participating in this educational program, learners will be able to:

  • Describe one way you can use the CRAFFT 2.1 tool in their daily practice.
  • List the three risk factor levels identified in the CRAFFT tool.
  • Share one method you could use to maintain student privacy when using the CRAFFT risk assessment tool.
Part II: As a result of participating in this educational program, learners will be able to:
  • Identify the two options for sharing the CRAFFT assessment tool with students.
  • List two community resources you can refer students to in your community.
  • Identify one way you can address your school policies on students at risk for substance abuse.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a practice and knowledge NCPD program developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child, adolescent health, community/public health, and school nursing.

Faculty

Jade Slaffey, MSHCA, BSN, RN
Nursing Education & Practice Specialist/Lead Nurse Conference Planner
Accredited Provider Program Director
National Association of School Nurses
Silver Spring, Maryland

Faculty and Nurse Planner(s) Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational program content is free of commercial interest, bias, influence, and that the integrity of the content is uncompromised. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner(s), faculty, and reviewers disclose there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this program.

Accreditation Statement
The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning program.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This education was supported by grant funding from the Amerisource Bergen Foundation for project School-Based Opioid Screening and Prevention. Application 432588.