Professional Education

Pine Rest Nursing Grand Rounds

Assessment of Substance Use Withdrawal

Nursing Grand Rounds:

Assessment of Substance Use Withdrawal

Presentation Objectives

  • Name common substances related to withdrawal
  • State general symptoms of withdrawal for alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and marijuana
  • Understand the symptoms & risks of withdrawal complications
  • List common medications used for treatment of withdrawal and prevention of complications
  • Learn standardized tools used at Pine Rest for assessment of withdrawal symptoms

The Nursing Grand Rounds are held quarterly, are free of charge to attend, and are open to Pine Rest employees, Pine Rest Academy students, nursing instructors and interested nurses from any organization. Nursing contact hours will be provided.

Registration closes on 06/2/2024.

Below are your free registration options for this event:

Virtual Registration

In Person Registration


  • Lisa Zwerk, MSN, RN, CARN

    Lisa’s career has been specialized in the field of Substance Use Disorders and began at Pine Rest 15 years ago. She is a Board-Certified Addictions Registered Nurse and serves as the Clinical Services Manager of the Retreat Residential Sub Acute Detoxification and Residential programs. Her passion and knowledge in this field is shared with her Substance Use Treatment team consisting of nurses, certified recovery coaches, psychiatric technicians, medical providers, clinical case managers, and therapists comprising one of the most long-standing, reputable, and compassionate treatment programs serving all of Michigan and surrounding Midwest areas.
  • Michelle Colby, RN

    Michelle began her career at Pine Rest in November of 2017. She now serves as Lead Registered Nurse for the Pine Rest Retreat Residential program. She is a recipient of The Daisy Award for Nursing and has a passion for working in the field of substance abuse.

Location Details

This is a virtual event for the Pine Rest Postma Center, Building C, Entrance C2.
Thursday, 06/06/2024
From 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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