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Substance Use Problems
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Substance Use Problems

Presenter Sue Walker, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute

Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Network as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care and palliative care settings.

Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system. “Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession - the backbone of the healthcare system, it is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.”

Course Content

Not all people who use substances such as alcohol or other drugs will have a problem.

Problems occur when people use substances at a level where it causes short term or long term harm affecting their lives and those around them.

In this webinar, we will explore substance use problems, how they are identified, and the treatment options available.

Remember 1 in 5 people in Australia will experience a mental health illness this year. That means that no matter where you practice Nursing you will at some time be working with a client/patient who has, or is experiencing, a mental health issue. You will need to be skilled enough to recognise this as well as support and assist them until you can refer them to a mental health specialist team member.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of substance use problems
  • Explore the most common substances that can lead to problems
  • Examine the treatment options available
  • Review the long term effectiveness of these interventions
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