How to Take a Drug and Alcohol History

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Lecture Overview

Understand how and why conducting a drug and alcohol history assessment is essential to your context of practice with this instructional session from experienced drug and alcohol nurse practitioner, Tim Emerton.

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Tim Emerton

Tim Emerton works in an outpatient withdrawal and pharmacotherapy stabilisation clinic as a Nurse Practitioner: alcohol and other drugs. 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 the 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 and he was the first AOD Nurse Practitioner in QLD. Tim has a passion to further professionalism and education in AOD nurses and the general community. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD49m of CPD
First Published23 July 2019
Updated23 July 2019
Expires
28 April 2022
Topics
Drugs
Alcohol
Addiction and Substance Abuse
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