'Ice', 'Crystal Meth', 'Tina' - Drug Profile and Effects Explained

50m of CPD
Shaun Greene
10 December 2017

What is ice and how does it differ from other methamphetamines? Known by multiple names, ice is a crystallised form of methamphetamine. They physiological effects of this stimulant on the human body are vast. This session explains what ice is, where it comes from and how it is taken.


Shaun Greene


Dr Shaun Greene is a clinical toxicologist and emergency medicine physician who works at Austin Health in Melbourne. He is currently medical director of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre and director of the Austin Hospital Clinical Toxicology Service. Shaun trained as a clinical toxicologist in the United Kingdom where he developed a keen professional interest in recreational drugs. His research interests include novel psychoactive substances and pharmaceutical opioid harm reduction.


Gloria Mabbott14 Oct 2018
Interesting and informative

Nicole Mackin07 Sep 2018
Very informative lecture, thank you

Kristie Denholm30 May 2018
Easy to watch, and be engaged in learning - very educational and relevant if working in the ED.

Diana Maritza Montoya Mateus30 May 2018
Very onteresting

Lily Francis30 May 2018
Very good lecture! Engaging and interesting.

Omar Jainuddin28 May 2018
It was an interesting topic relevant to mental health nursing. The effect of Meth has becoming more predominant nowadays in a mental health setting. The educator was able to give a profound information about it.

tracey lackmann27 May 2018
Very Informative particularly in relation to the treatment aspect

Devika Nandanimala24 May 2018

Caroline Gray20 May 2018
Very interesting. Concise information and useful advice in dealing with drug affected clients

Kylie McLeod15 May 2018
Found this really informative

Hayley Mackay14 May 2018

Cathy Cain09 May 2018
Very engaging and very informative. Easy to listen to and to learn from.

Anne Kinghorn08 May 2018
Engaging and very informative.

Dorothy Bardoutsos04 May 2018
Great lecture

Lynette Bradley23 Apr 2018
Fantasitc presentation

Aimee Rattenbury23 Apr 2018
Excellent informative lecture

Philippa Costello20 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation. Very informative and interesting to watch.

Stewart morris20 Apr 2018
I tear sting to listen to.

Russell Webb12 Apr 2018
I would highly recommend this presentation to other registered nurses.

Udo Hoffmann08 Apr 2018
Absolutely brilliant presentation by a very knowledgeable clinician.

Udo Hoffmann08 Apr 2018
Excellent and informative presentation

alisdair alisdair06 Apr 2018

Soumyamol Binesh04 Apr 2018

Andreas Waltmann21 Mar 2018
The lecturer kept my attention right through and presented information at level that was easy for me to understand.

Sczerina hobday20 Mar 2018
This Lecture is highly recommended

Bettina Jane Lowe16 Mar 2018
Unfortunately this pod cast didn't allow the viewer to see most of the pictures and slide show, so at times it was hard to put it all together I think I missed a lot

Vanessa Rudman13 Mar 2018
Having limited knowledge on this subject, I found the History very interesting and have gained a lot more knowledge all round. Interesting and very well presented.

Alvina Lund07 Mar 2018
Well presented. Excellent resource.

Riza Magnaye06 Mar 2018
Great lecture, very informative

Sally Kinsella04 Mar 2018
Informative and engaging

Nicholas Stewart Cleave03 Mar 2018
I learned a lot from this presentation in an area that I cosidered myself already well versed

stacey begg28 Feb 2018
Very informative

Jeffrey lapera27 Feb 2018
Great lecture. Very informative.

Andrew Markula27 Feb 2018
Very worthwhile.

Maureen Huggins26 Feb 2018
Easy to listen to and informative

Debra joy fletcher24 Feb 2018
Excellent learning

mary susan delos reyes20 Feb 2018
good presentation

Philip jeffery19 Feb 2018
Fantastic speaker. Very informative and easy to follow. Very relevant content

joshua bold13 Feb 2018
Great lecture

Natalie Mahar13 Feb 2018
Very informative worth watching

Robyn Smith13 Feb 2018
Very imformative talk

Ruth Dukes11 Feb 2018
Very worthwhile time spent watching this presentation.

Ruth Dukes11 Feb 2018
I found this an excellent presentation. Very clear and with very good practical information relating to assessment and treatment. It particularly highlighted that people with amphetamine psychosis recover from psychotic symptoms quickly and extended psychotic symptoms should be investigated as potential underlying other psychotic disorder. Furthermore the incident of depression and anxiety is very high in this population, again indicating the need for mental health services as an important part of consumer care.

Merrilyn Lambert08 Feb 2018
The educator was wwonderful. I learnt an enormous amount I would definitely encourage others to watch this presentation.

Eva Bodnar07 Feb 2018
Was excellent, educational

Eva Bodnar07 Feb 2018
Was very educational and should be advertised more the side effect of short or long time users

Jasmine Buchanan03 Feb 2018
Very well presented. Great knowledge and confident approach. I learnt a lot from this presentation.

Renu Renu02 Feb 2018
Very well presented and presenter was confident.This is great source of education.It enhances the practices of administration of drugs accordingly.All effects positive or negative can be analysed before administrations of drugs.

Julie Madden31 Jan 2018
Very interesting I learnt a lot

Susan Mayne30 Jan 2018

Leone McGregor29 Jan 2018
Very informative

Dorthy soderdahl tosh29 Jan 2018
Very interesting.

Dianne Williams28 Jan 2018
Well presented and explained

Susan thompson27 Jan 2018
asolutely brilliant, learnt a lot about the affects ICE has on the body. And what can be first line drug to help handle an affected patient Interesting that they get hyperthermia and that cooling the body down is paramount to helping the pt recover That the drug causes vaso spasms and often cerebral bleeding.

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