Opioids masterclass

OPIOIDS - a masterclass for public health sector nurses working in AOD

CPD: 5 hours,
course code: 14093
29 August 2019
9.30am to 3.30pm
Presenters: Rose McCrohan and Megan McKechnie

This workshop has been developed to provide an in depth focus on the pharmacology and pharmakinetics of opioid use. Information on the adverse effects of a range of pharmaceutical and illegal opioids will be presented as well as nursing management and responses.

You will be provided with information to develop a better understanding of opioid addiction, intoxication and withdrawal. 

Treatment and nursing interventions including implementation and maintenance of pharma-cotherapy will be covered. This workshop will also cover the management of acute pain in the opioid dependent person. Finally, we will provide information on SafeScript, the real-time centralised database designed to assist safer prescribing decisions.

In recognition of the important work AOD nurses provide to people with AOD problems, the Andrews Government has provided funding to the ANMF (Vic Branch) and Turning Point to provide training to further support AOD nurses.