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Assessing and Managing Withdrawal - Gold Coast

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 17 Sep 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Activities Room (upstairs to the right from the street), Lives Lived Well Mirikai, 191 W Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

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.

It is highly recommended that the workshop ‘Understanding psychoactive drugs’ is completed prior to attending this course to provide you with an understanding of psychoactive drugs, neurotransmitters, tolerance and withdrawal

Topics include:

  • understanding dependence, tolerance and withdrawal
  • rationale and principles underpinning withdrawal management
  • patient presentations for withdrawal management
  • assessments for substance specific withdrawal management
  • drug-specific withdrawal symptoms, including the withdrawal process and expected duration

This training is recommended for all practitioners and is highly recommended for Nurses who are working with AOD and/or mental health clients.

Please Note: This workshop is a prerequisite for the 2-day Advanced Withdrawal Course for Nurses.

Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.

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