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Introductory Course for Nurses: Managing Withdrawal

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 20 Mar 2018
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    4th Floor, 270 Roma Street Brisbane QLD 4000

Please note course prerequisites: (a) Participants must hold current nursing registration with AHPRA

NB: This training is targeted towards Nurses who are new to AOD treatment and mental health services only. It is not suitable for Nurses who are currently working in AOD specialist roles.

This one-day introductory course is offered to registered nurses across Queensland. The aim of the course is to develop basic knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of withdrawal for people who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs as outlined in the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Topics include:

  • history of substance use, statistics, prevalence and rates of use
  • foundational AOD theories and concepts
  • understanding dependence, tolerance and withdrawal
  • rationale and principles underpinning withdrawal management
  • patient presentations for withdrawal management
  • assessment for withdrawal management
  • drug-specific withdrawal symptoms, including the withdrawal process and expected duration

Presenters: Jim Hunt and Samantha Clark

Please Note: This workshop is a pre-requisite for the 2-day Advanced Withdrawal Course for Nurses Participants must hold current nursing registration with AHPRA.

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