Take look at the latest issue ANJ (July 11 Volume 19 Number1). It has a special focus on current issues in drug and alcohol nursing including:
Boosting capacity of emergency clinicians – by Dee Travers. A drug and alcohol program set up to meet the training needs of emergency nurses.
Helping a hidden population – By Dellie McKenzie and Kathryn O’Kane. The Older Wiser Lifestyle (OWL) program is a targeted service to assist older adults with Alcohol and Other Drug issues.
A new book – Smashed! The many meanings of intoxication and drunkenness by Peter Kelly, Jenny Advocat, Lyn Harrison and Chris Hickey.
Working with the mob – by Sue Norgate and acknowledgement to Auntie Coral Wilson,
Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN) Team by Colin Wood. A program to help young people aged 12 to 25
Alcohol and Drug nursing career by Glenn Taylor of The Nursing and Midwifery Health Program in Victoria.
Transfer of high dose methadone to Buprenorphine / Naloxone by Michael Wallace. The work of Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.
Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) by Professor Charlotte De Crespigny
Margo Hickman (DANA President). Explores the development and validation of specialist standards for Alcohol and other drug nurses: an update on DANA’s achievements in the last 12 months and challenge ahead.
If You Don’t Mind Me Asking by Joseph Carey. Tasmanian work in brief intervention and screening of drug use.
The Wait on Nurses Shoulders by Warren Harlow and Graham Brown. A study into waiting times for those requiring opioid replacement therapy and how decisions for who receives treatment are made.