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Lecture Overview

There are many variants that can make recreational cannabis use far different from its controlled medicinal use. To understand the dangers of misusing cannabis, watch this session with Tim Emerton and feel more confident in your understanding of what some people call a 'wonder drug'.


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Tim Emerton

Tim Emerton works as a Nurse Practitioner: alcohol and other drugs in an outpatient withdrawal and pharmacotherapy stabilisation clinic. He also works in two pharmacotherapy clinics. Tim has worked in AOD and mental health for the past 24 years in various capacities. This has included managing an outpatient withdrawal service and a pharmacotherapy unit, delivering from cert IV to diploma level AOD education, and case managing in a pharmacotherapy clinic. He has worked in community and inpatient mental health settings. He spent 18 of those years working in the Northern Territory, which provided him with a diverse range of experiences. He was the Community Nurse of the Year in the Northern Territory in 2006. He was the first AOD Nurse Practitioner in QLD. He has a passion to further professionalism and education in AOD nurses and the general community.



30 Total Rating(s)

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sue holmes
04 Aug 2019


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Christine Lynette Kinross
31 May 2019


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Lydia Kelly
28 May 2019

Really interesting lecture. Great to get some 'insider knowledge' from someone who has had problems with this in his own family - invaluable perspective.

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Melinda Boyse
26 May 2019

This was a very practical and informative presentation which is useful knowledge for all health care workers.

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Engelien connor
13 May 2019

I found this pod cast to be quite informative, it was more creditable for the presenter had personal experience of the issues with his son.

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Pierre Clement
15 Apr 2019

Interesting lecture.

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Catherine Thorburn
11 Apr 2019

Good overall session very informative, reinforced my existing knowledge.

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Lisa Hajarat
04 Apr 2019

Engaging, informative.

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Andrew Markula
25 Mar 2019

Very good.

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Gemma Dale
22 Mar 2019

One of the other Ausmed video lectures on cannibis had more stats on the side effects of cannibis use that didn't quite correlate with what was said in this video about cancer risk