Benzodiazepines, GHB & cannabis: an online master class for nurses working in the AOD sector


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Delivery via Zoom
Thursday 30 March, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Presenter: Rose McCrohan

This 3-hour webinar has been developed to provide an in-depth focus on the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics 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, Nurse Practitioner, Uniting
Rose began working in AOD in 1992 at Pleasant View. She continued to work in residential and non-residential withdrawal services at Eastern Health and the Youth Support Advocacy Service before moving to Uniting in 2005. Rose became Victoria’s first AOD Nurse Practitioner in 2009. Rose manages Curran Place, Uniting’s 16-bed (4 mother-baby beds) residential Adult and Mother Baby Withdrawal service. Rose is a co-convenor of Victoria’s AOD & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner collaborative.

This seminar is for nurses and midwives working in the AOD sector.

Cost: this seminar is funded by the Victorian Government and there is no cost to attendees.