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Digital Seminar

When It's More Than Just a Nightcap: Alcohol Use Disorder

Deanna Bridge Najera, MPAS, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA
1 Hour 03 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jan 11, 2023
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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) remains a significant threat to health and wellness on a variety of levels. While data collection has been impacted, it does appear that the COVID pandemic has only worsened the rates of addiction to alcohol and other substances. This recorded session will review evidenced based screening protocols, decision tools for determining appropriate levels of care, and options for medication management. The discussion will also include how to incorporate services into busy office- and hospital-based practices with a focus on harm reduction.


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Deanna Bridge Najera, MPAS, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA's Profile

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Deanna Bridge Najera, MPAS, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, completed her PA education at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She attended the University of Maryland for her undergraduate degree and also obtained a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. She currently splits her time between a suburban emergency department and a county health department. Additionally, she provides limited outpatient psychiatric services at a community mental health agency and a local college. She is a regular speaker on the state and national level and has served in multiple leadership capacities.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deanna Najera has employment relationships with MedStar Emergency Physicians, Carroll County Health Department, True North Wellness Services, US Acute Care Solutions, and Interpretive Mental Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from AAPA and has a family member with an employment relationship with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Deanna Najera receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Deanna Najera is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of PAs and a fellow member of the Maryland Academy of PAs, the Washington DC Academy of PAs, the Pennsylvania Society of PAs, the Society of Emergency Medicine PAs, and the Society of PAs in Addiction Medicine.

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  1. Analyze burden of alcohol use disorder and options for screening.
  2. Implement outpatient and inpatient detox protocols and determine what is the appropriate level of care.
  3. Formulate medications used for assisting with maintenance of sobriety.


  • Impact of alcohol use disorder
  • Definitions related to alcohol consumption
  • Risks of heavy drinking
  • Benefits of screening for AUD and how to perform
  • Detox – outpatient and inpatient protocols
  • Medications for maintaining sobriety
  • Other supports for AUD

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants


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