CALHN L & D Courses

Drug & Alcohol Symposium

for Inpatient Mental Health Services & Emergency Department Staff


Eligibility / Entry Requirements

This education session is most suitable for:

·        QEH - Mental Health Short Stay,

·        QEH - Psychiatric Consultation Liaison,

·        QEH - Crammond (Open and PICU), and

·        Emergency Department staff of both the RAH & QEH

Program Timetable 

Time

Topic

Speaker

8.50 – 9.20

Arrival & Registration

 

9.20 – 9.30

Welcome
Acknowledgement to Country
Housekeeping & Program Overview

Service Manager – Western Mental Health Services – TBC

9.30 – 9.50

“Methamphetamines”
- What is it?
- Prevalence and current trends
- Implications for Mental Health & Emergency Services

Vita Berghout
Co-morbidity Specialist – Eastern Mental Health Services – CALHN

9.50 – 10.50

“Neuroanatomy & Psychopharmacology of Drugs & Alcohol: Methamphetamine Edition”
- Effect of Methamphetamines upon neurotransmitters
- Acute & longer term effects of Methamphetamine use
- The processes of neuroadaptation underpinning tolerance, physical dependence and withdrawal
- Methamphetamine withdrawal symptomatology
- Drug interactions to be aware of
- Links between the biological, psychological and social

Vita Berghout
Co-morbidity Specialist – Eastern Mental Health Services – CALHN

10.50 – 11.15

Tea Break

 

11.15 – 12.15

“Management of Methamphetamine Withdrawal”
- Withdrawal Medication Management
- Withdrawal Observations
- General withdrawal management principles
- Diagnostic dilemmas

Dr Chris Holmwood
Addiction Medicine Specialist
Director – Primary & Tertiary Liaison – DASSA

12.15 – 13.15

“Management of Alcohol Withdrawal”
- Withdrawal symptomatology
- Wernicke’s Encephalopathy
- Delirium Tremens
- Assessing risk & Severity of withdrawal
- Withdrawal management
- How to use the CIWA-Ar
- Medications for withdrawal management
- Potential hazards/complications

Dr Chris Holmwood
Addiction Medicine Specialist
Director – Primary & Tertiary Liaison – DASSA

13.15 – 14.15

Lunch

 

14.15 – 14.45

Where to from here? Treatment Options
 

Sam Raven
Senior Policy & Project Officer – SANDAS - TBC

14.45 – 15.55

Referral Options
Service Providers Panel
Plus 10 minutes for Question Time

Representatives from:
- Drug Arm SA
- Uniting Communities:
New Roads - Residential & Outreach Alcohol & Drug Service
- CentaCare
  •Drug & Alcohol Service
  •Integrated Youth   
   Substance Misuse Service
  •Kids in Focus
- Salvation Army - Towards Independence
- Family Drug Support
- OARS – Community Transitions
 
Panellists - TBC
 
Facilitator: Vita Berghout
 

15.55 – 16.15

Evaluation & Closing Remarks

 


Date, Location and Time 

Thursday, 31 January 2019, Main Lecture Theatre, Medical Education Area, Level 2, TQEH.

Registration commences 0850, program commencement 0920, program conclusion 1615.


Convener 

Vita Berghout, Co-morbidity Specialist, ECMHS

Contact 7425 5479

Email:  vita.berghout@sa.gov.au


Application to Attend

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