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Introduction to Withdrawal Management - Caboolture

by Insight

  • date & time

    Wed. 21 Aug 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Seminar Room 1 & 2, Education Skills Centre, Caboolture Hospital, 120 McKean St, Caboolture QLD 4510

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


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


Presenters: Jim Hunt and Sam Clark

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