Course information

F08 - IDENTIFYING AND RESPONDING TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION IN NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND ALLIED HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

Provider: Trinity College Dublin on Future Learn

Address: Virtual platform.

Web: https://www.futurelearn.com/subjects/psychology-and-mental-health-courses

Category F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives

On this course, you’ll receive an overview of approaches to addiction treatment, from detoxification to harm reduction and addiction recovery. Learning from real life examples, you’ll hear from experienced practitioners around the globe and be introduced to addiction assessment tools. You’ll also learn how to conduct screening and brief interventions, and administer naloxone in the case of an overdose.

This course focuses on approaches to drug and alcohol addiction treatment for nurses and other healthcare professionals. It is suitable for those with some knowledge, as well as those with no prior knowledge or qualifications in addiction.

Content

What topics will you cover?

  • Overview of the approaches to addiction treatment, from detoxification to harm reduction and recovery
  • The health and wellbeing of the person who uses substances, assessment, screening and brief interventions
  • Family members and people who use substances from pregnancy to adolescents to grandparents and inter-generational substance use
  • The practicalities of working in specific services from advising expectant mothers to managing medication misuse among older people and administering naloxone during overdose
  • Enhancing your service provision, identifying client needs and implementing the Healthy Addiction Treatment (HAT) recovery model in nursing and other services
  • The role of leadership and the practicalities of implementing a change in policy or practice
Target Group

This addiction treatment course is aimed at nurses, midwives, and allied health and social care professionals. No prior experience or qualifications in addiction are required. The course aims to widen understanding of addiction recovery in the sector.

Entry Requirement

No prior experience or qualifications in addiction are required. The course aims to widen understanding of addiction recovery in the sector.

Selection Procedure

Not applicable. For information on the course, see the website https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/identifying-and-responding-to-drug-and-alcohol-addiction

Qualification
You may pay to receive a certificate of achievement if you wish.
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
n.a.
Background

This course is delivered by global experts in addiction from Trinity College Dublin, practising addiction nurse and midwife experts, and harm reduction specialists. Your course creators are pioneers of a new Healthy Addiction Treatment (HAT) recovery model, and you’ll learn more about HAT during the course. The intention of this course is to improve knowledge of addiction treatment approaches in healthcare, and in the longer term, create more addiction specialists.

Dates / Availability
Start as required. Start online as required. 3 week course, 2 hours study per week.
Location
Online course
Region
Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Dublin,Connacht
Application
See website
Cost
Free, you may pay €44 for a certificate.