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Managing Patients Living With Substance Use Disorders

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Jarmer's Kitchen

18 Park Terrace

Bowden, SA 5007

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For GPs, Registrars, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses & Pharmacists.

About this event

In this interactive education session with Dr Chris Holmwood of DASSA, learn how to assess and manage patients with substance use disorders, when and how to escalate care and the skills underlying motivational interviewing.

Attendees will also gain a greater understanding of the psychological conditions which can lead to substance use disorders.

Sonder’s In-Home Withdrawal Service team will provide an update on available services in the region and referral pathways.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the spectrum of substance use and severity of substance dependence.
  • Assess a person’s substance use and develop an appropriate formulation.
  • Role-play appropriate use of motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Determine strategies to safely manage uncomplicated alcohol, benzodiazepine, and cannabis and amphetamine withdrawal.
  • Provide information on referral pathways in order to organise ongoing medical support, including Sonder’s In-home Withdrawal Service.

Presented By

Dr Chris Holmwood, Director Clinical Consultation, Liaison & Standard, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)

Debby Kadarusman, AOD Services Team Leader, Sonder

Aris Garces, In-Home Withdrawal Nurse, Sonder

RACGP Activity Points

40 CPD activity points.

Funded By

Adelaide Primary Health Network

Agenda

For the full agenda, download our event flyer here.

Please note:

1. As a precaution, limited seats are available for this session. Whilst this session is free of charge, non-attendance will incur a $30 cancellation fee if notification is not received 72 hours prior to the session.

2. Due to COVID–19 restrictions, all participants will be requested to use the hand sanitiser at entry and masks will be available for participants who would like to use them. We have booked private rooms at the venues and seating will be appropriately arranged within the social distancing requirements.

3. All attendees will be requested to provide their names and contact details again at the registration desk, as recommended by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Bowden, SA 5007

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