Coming up Drugs & Alcohol Emergency General Practice On the Wards

Free ACRRM Webinar – Drugs of Addiction & Managing Withdrawal

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Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018

Start Time: 7:30pm AEST

Duration:  90 mins

Presenters: Dr Jeremy Hayllar, Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service, Metro North Mental Health

This interactive webinar with Dr Jeremy Hayllar, Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service, Metro North Mental Health, will focus on drugs of addiction and the management of withdrawal with particular attention to the needs of rural doctors. The webinar’s learning objectives are:

  1. Understanding the key features of dependence, as listed in DSM 5.
  1. Recognising the appropriateness of acute withdrawal management vs gradual withdrawal management vs pharmacotherapy maintenance treatment in the management of substance use disorders
  1. Achieving familiarity with the key medications used in withdrawal management, maintenance pharmacotherapy or in maintaining abstinence – ie diazepam, thiamine, methadone, buprenorphine, nicotine, naltrexone and acamprosate.
  1. Recognising the risk of withdrawal related complications and when to seek specialist advice while looking after a patient undergoing withdrawal.

Open to all health professionals and with a rural and remote focus this will be a Q&A webinar with Dr Jeremey Hayllar.

A recording will be made available after the event.

If you have any questions you would like answered, we encourage you to send them to ehealth@acrrm.org.au prior to the webinar.

This webinar is brought to you by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), in partnership with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), and CRANAplus.

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