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Cover image for lecture: Withdrawal Management of Alcohol and Other Drugs - Part 1

Lecture Overview

(Part 1) Most failed withdrawals are simply because the symptoms become too much for the person to cope with. This is a time where proper treatment and support is critical to helping someone overcome their addiction. This presentation will explain the different types of withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced and what you can do as a nurse to help your client or patient through them.


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Geoffrey Ahern Visit

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment.


9 Total Rating(s)
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Wendy Somers
20 Jul 2019

excellent - great insight into detoxing

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Leonie Macpherson
17 Mar 2019

Great lecture with lots of good information and advice

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Russell Webb
29 Jan 2019

Very good as with other seminars by this presenter.

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Penelope Sullivan
04 May 2018

Great presentation

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Jenna He
04 May 2018

Very informative

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Jacqueline Henshaw
24 Apr 2018

interesting, and to the point, will be able to take this to my everyday practice

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Dan O'Rourke
16 Mar 2018

Wonderful presenter with a great depth of knowledge and compassion for AOD clients. This is the benchmark.

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Megan Taylor
27 Jan 2018

Knowledgable presenter with a wealth of knowledge. I had expected more on the management strategies / pharmacological treatment of withdrawal.

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Norest Mashonganyika
24 Dec 2017

well presented

CPD43m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  9
Published06 July 2017
Expires04 May 2020
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Community Nursing
Medication Safety
Patient Safety
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