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Assessing and Managing Withdrawal - Sunshine Coast

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 16 Mar 2021
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Room 1-3, The HUB, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore QLD 4558

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:

  • 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

Pre-requisite learning: ‘AOD and the Brain’ e-learning or Virtual Classroom Part 1 and 2 is to be completed prior to attending this course to provide you with an understanding of psychoactive drugs, neurotransmitters, tolerance and withdrawal.

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.

Please ensure adherence to all relevant conditions https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions for attendance to our workshops. 

Any changes to COVID restrictions may have an impact to this workshop as educators will be travelling from Brisbane. If this is the case, a virtual alternative will be offered and details will be forwarded via e-mail. Please ensure all contact details are up to date on your Insight profile to facilitate this.

Presenters: Jim Hunt and Anita Myers.

Please note, participants will be required to provide their own lunch.


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