Party drugs have been around since the 1970s but are just as popular today as they were then. From disco biscuits to other club drugs, these illicit substances aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and it is essential for nurses and other healthcare professionals to know what to do when someone presents with symptoms associated with the use of party drugs. Attend this conference to learn about:
What’s actually in a party drug?
Are “legal highs” actually legal?
What is “chemsex”?
What are the current arguments for and against pill testing?
Is caffeine the new party drug?
What to do when someone presents with serotonin syndrome and much, much more...
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Party Drugs Conference!
Need for Program
No matter where a health professional works, they may encounter the impact of “party drugs”. They are cheap and accessible yet illegal and appear to be gaining popularity. However, their impact can be fatal due to the unknown and harmful composition of these substances. Nurses and other health professionals, as well as teachers, need to be able to identify and rapidly respond to people affected by these emerging modern drugs. Increased awareness of the nature of these drugs will assist in the prevention and effective minimisation of harm and, thereby, improve health outcomes.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this conference is to inform health professionals and teachers about the risks associated with the use of “party drugs” and strategies to minimise harm, particularly among adolescents and young adults.
Your learning outcomes:
Appropriately assess a person in your care for symptoms associated with the use of party drugs
Provide effective management and supportive care to a person affected by party drugs
Explain the risks of toxicity and the associated medical implications of party drugs
Appropriately encourage harm reduction strategies for users of party drugs