Currently, there are no Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) specialist nursing standards identified internationally. Nursing standards indicate what should be expected of ATOD specialist nursing by the wider nursing profession, employers and also the community. Having ATOD specialist nursing standards will bring us into line with other speciality nursing areas such as Critical Care and Mental Health.
DANA is working towards developing National ATOD nursing standards. We are using the Drug and Alcohol Services of South Australia (DASSA) standards as a benchmark to work from. As part of that we’re conducting a survey on the viability of that approach and would be very grateful if you could take part:
Click here to complete the survey
The survey will close on 1st November 2010, so please participate and contribute to this project with your feedback as soon as possible.