Etza Peers is a Clinical Nurse Consultant (Alcohol and Drug Service) at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. Her primary role is to help care for patients who are in withdrawal from a variety of drugs (Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Amphetamines, Opioids (including prescription opioids) and Cannabis. A typical day includes;
She works with all specialties excluding palliative care.
This resource has been developed as a self directed powerpoint show. Etza will discuss the common AOD patients she sees in SCGH. As you progress through the powerpoint, you will be asked to reflect on the type of AOD patients you see in your clinic.
This information sheet is a useful accompanying resource.
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