AOD masterclass

Benzodiazepines, GHB & cannabis: a masterclass for nurses working in the AOD sector

NEWCPD: 5 hours,

19 MARCH 2020 (Course code: 15622) - Register
or 14 MAY 2020 (COURSE CODE: 15638) - Register


This one-day workshop has been developed to provide an in depth focus on the pharmacology and pharmakinetics of benzodiazepines, cannabis and GHB use. 

Information on the adverse effects of these psychoactive drugs will be presented as well as nursing management and responses.

Participants will be provided with information to develop a better understanding of benzodiazepines, cannabis and GHB addiction, intoxication and withdrawal.

Treatment and nursing interventions including pharmacotherapy will be covered.

Rose McCrohan is a lively and engaging presenter. Rose began working in AOD in 1992 at Pleasant View. Rose has continued to work in residential and non-residential withdrawal services at Eastern Health and the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) before moving to Uniting ReGen in 2005. Rose became Victoria’s first AOD Nurse Practitioner in 2009. Rose manages Curran Place, ReGen’s 16-bed (four-mother baby beds) residential Adult and Mother Baby Withdrawal service. Rose is a co-convenor of Victoria’s AOD and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner collaborative.

This course is suitable for registered nurses and enrolled nurses.

This course is funded by the Andrews Government and is provided at no cost.