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Assessing and Managing Withdrawal - Townsville

by Insight

  • date & time

    Fri. 5 Mar 2021
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Palmerston Street Conference Room, Palmerston Street Facility (ATODS) Vincent Campus, 190 Palmerston Street, VINCENT QLD 4814

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 for attendance to our workshops.

Presenter:  Kerry Mollenhagen.

You will be required to provide your own lunch.

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