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Care for patients with methamphetamine intoxication in the emergency department

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Provider
My Midwifery & Nursing CPD (MNCPD)

Overview

Use of methamphetamines in Australia has been increasing over the past decade resulting in an increase in methamphetamine related emergency department presentations and demand for drug and alcohol treatment services across the country.

For healthcare professionals working in the emergency department, the acute behavioural changes associated with methamphetamine use can be challenging.

This module explains the mechanism of action of methamphetamine and symptoms of intoxication. It then  discusses the treatment and post-acute care.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Describe the properties and effects of methamphetamine.
  • Identify the risk factors for methamphetamine induced psychosis.
  • Know the options available for management of behavioural disturbances.
  • Know generally the types of post-acute care options available.
Delivery
Title
Care for patients with methamphetamine intoxication in the emergency department
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
CPD Points
1
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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