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Introduction to Withdrawal Management - Toowoomba

by Insight

  • date & time

    Fri. 10 Aug 2018
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Freshney House 1, Toowoomba Hospital Campus, 154 Pechey Street, South Toowoomba QLD 4350

NB: This training is recommended for all practitioners and is highly recommended for Nurses who are working in AOD treatment and mental health services.

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.

Click here to download a flyer for this workshop.

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