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Introduction to Withdrawal Management - Gold Coast

by Insight

  • date & time

    Thu. 16 Aug 2018
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Block E, Level G, Seminar Room, Gold Coast University Hospital, 1 Hospital Boulevard, Southport QLD 4215

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

NB: Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.

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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