Ice methamphetamine addiction seminars

Nurse/midwife program and mental health programs

ANMF (Vic Branch) is partnering with Turning Point to deliver these seminars. These seminars are funded by the Victorian Government as an outcome of the Premier’s Ice Action Taskforce and will be held throughout 2019.

These face to face nurse/midwife program and mental health program seminars are designed to complement the standard Frontline Worker Ice Training Package.

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Recovery unit resources

Recovery unit valuable resources are for these ice seminar training sessions to help explore and support consumers to find, embrace and experience recovery. 

Authors and the reference group members: Cally Matthews (Turning Point), Bella Anderson (Self Help Addiction Resource Centre), Naomi Crafti (Turning Point), Lynne Ruggiero, Clare Davies (Windana), Garth Parkhill (Victorian AIDS Council), Rose McCrohan (Uniting) and Shelley Cross (Stepping Up).

Thanks to the participants in these videos who so generously offered their insights and personal experiences in order to get a message of hope out to the community. 

 

Ice/methamphetamine addiction seminar – nurse/midwife program

As a nurse or a midwife, it is likely you’ll come into contact with patients affected by methamphetamine. As a nurse or a midwife, you are also in a position to improve the health outcomes of these patients.

ANMF (Vic Branch) is partnering with Turning Point to deliver the half-day Ice/methamphetamine addiction seminar in metropolitan and regional Victoria.

This seminar is fully funded by the Andrews Government as an outcome of the Premier’s Ice Action Taskforce. The seminar explores ice/methamphetamine use in Australia, the science of addiction, effects on the brain, behaviour and mental health.

The content is relevant for nurses and midwives working across the health sector including in the community, emergency departments and general practice.

On completion of this seminar attendees will be able to:

  • reflect on the impact of their values and attitudes to methamphetamine use
  • describe the pharmacological effects of methamphetamine
  • identify cognitive and behavioural problems related to methamphetamine use
  • describe withdrawal management
  • respond effectively to challenging behaviour
  • list three methamphetamine information and referral services for patients and /or their family.

Regional ice seminars - nurses and midwives program

CPD: 3 hrs per session

Session 1: 9.30am – 12.30pm  

FULL - Session 2: 1.30pm – 4.30pm  

Location: Main Hall, Echuca Regional Health, 226 Service Street,  Echuca

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This seminar is full 

CPD: 3 hrs per session

Session 1: 9.30am – 12.30pm  

Location: ANMF (Vic Branch), 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ice/methamphetamine addiction seminar – mental health program

This course is relevant for nurses and midwives working across the health sector including in the community, mental health and drug and alcohol services.

The seminar explores ice/methamphetamine use in Australia, the science of addiction and effects on brain and behaviour. Participants will develop an understanding of harms associated with methamphetamine use and dependence.

Learn about brief interventions including harm reduction strategies that can be delivered by nurses in the clinical setting. Participants will develop their skills in assessing a patient’s readiness to change and effectively refer patients to appropriate treatment services.

On completion of this seminar attendees will be able to:

  • describe the signs, symptoms and behaviours (indicators) associated with different levels of methamphetamine use and identify health risks of emergency presentations including intoxication
  • describe withdrawal symptoms
  • identify key clinical guidelines for managing aggressive or agitated behaviour
  • identify long term effects of ice use on patients who use methamphetamine
  • identify individual and broader beliefs about methamphetamine use and patients who use methamphetamine
  • outline barriers and enablers to patients accessing services
  • develop a range of questions to elicit the required information to help someone who is intoxicated on methamphetamine.

These seminars will provide an opportunity to learn more about delivering health services to methamphetamine-affected people and the potential mental health interactions.

Regional ice seminars - mental health program