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Identifying and Responding to Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Practice

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Duration

3 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

2 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

This course will give you an overview of addiction treatment options, including detoxification, harm reduction, and recovery. You'll learn from experts around the world and get introduced to assessment tools for addiction. In addition, you will learn how to administer naloxone if necessary and conduct brief interventions and screening. This course is for nurses and other healthcare professionals who are interested in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. This course is appropriate for both those with some addiction knowledge and those who have no previous knowledge. This course covers all ages, from pregnant mothers to seniors. Learn how to protect the health and well-being of those who use substances, and what the role of family members is. You will ultimately be able enhance your service delivery in addiction treatment. This course will discuss the practicalities involved in providing certain services, as well as the role of leadership when implementing new policies and practices for addiction treatment and recovery. The course will be delivered by Trinity College Dublin's addiction experts. They are also midwife and nurse experts and harm reduction specialists. The course creators are leaders in a new Healthy Addiction Treatment model. You'll also learn more about HAT. This course's purpose is to increase knowledge about addiction treatment methods in healthcare and, in the long-term, create more addiction specialists.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Explore non-stigmatising approaches to addiction treatment and recovery using a harm reduction approach

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Develop practical skills in assessment and screening of clients for addiction use

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Evaluate the risk and protective factors for people who use substances and their families

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Identify practical skills in using brief intervention with clients

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Identify practical skills on administering naloxone

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Reflect on how to identify your client needs and implement a model to improve your practise

Target Students

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This addiction treatment course is aimed at nurses, midwives, and allied health and social care professionals

Course Instructors

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Catherine Comiskey

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Catherine is a Professor in Healthcare Statistics at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the EMCDDA and Academic Director of CHARM-EU
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Joan Deegan

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As a clinical nurse manager and part of a multidisciplinary team, I have the responsibility for delivering high quality nursing care across a number of addiction treatment facilities.
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Jean Flanagan

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I am a Hepatitis C Clinical Liaison Nurse Specialist at the Health Service Executive Addiction Service in Dublin North for the past 19 years. Providing client-centred care is the heartbeat of my work.
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David McDonagh

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David is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland with a BA Honours degree in Psychology. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Trinity College Dublin and working in as a health researcher

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