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Introductory Course for Nurses: Managing Withdrawal

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'Biala' City Community Health Centre

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270 Roma Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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Please note course prerequisites:

(a) Participants must hold current nursing registration with AHPRA
NB: This training is targeted towards Nurses who are new to AOD treatment and mental health services only. It is not suitable for Nurses who are currently working in AOD specialist roles.

This one-day introductory course is offered to registered nurses across Queensland. 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 pre-requisite for the 2-day Advanced Withdrawal Course for Nurses. Participants must hold current nursing registration with AHPRA.

Presenter: Rod Jones and guest speakers

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