Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

CPD
17m
Cover image for lecture: Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Lecture Overview

Imagine being in a state where you were concerned for your life and scared that you might not make it through the next hour... For a dependent person who is withdrawing from alcohol, this is exactly what it feels like. Careful and considered management of the person experiencing withdrawal is crucial to ensuring that they remain safe and alive. Understand the step-by-step management of alcohol withdrawal with this frank and practical talk.

Educators

Portrait of Karen-Ann Clarke
Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered nurse and a specialised mental health nurse with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experience of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental healthcare. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD17m of CPD
First Published10 April 2017
Updated10 April 2017
Expires
29 November 2018
Topics
Alcohol
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Patient Safety
Learning Tools