Drug and Alcohol Assessment

Summary: 

If you are responsible for assessing drug and alcohol use or abuse in your professional role, this course will provide an overview of the components necessary for a general drug and alcohol assessment. Accurate assessment is very important in a variety of clinical and allied health settings, especially if the client is about to undergo a medical procedure or could harm themselves or others. 

On completion of this topic, you will have gained an increased understanding of:

  • The principles of assessment
  • The knowledge and skills required to take a comprehensive drug and alcohol history
  • The broad issues that underpins and ensures a comprehensive assessment
  • The signs of drug and alcohol use
  • Specific social groups including children; pregnant women; domestic violence
  • The importance of screening for blood-borne diseases

The duration of this topic is: 1 hour

Author: Liz McCall

Rating: Level 1

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Enrolment duration: 364 days
Cost: 45(AUD)

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