Unexpected AOD issues: substance use screening and management in general practice
On-demand recorded 27 Apr 2022
Substance use disorders among patients are not uncommon, and undiagnosed SUD complicates both mental health and physical health problems. Such patients can be successfully managed by GPs who have the skills and the necessary connection with their patients to address these problems.
- Describe the benefits of screening patients for AOD use
- Understand how to successfully screen and assess patients including the use of screening tools
- Identify effective, evidence-based management approaches for patients with AOD issues (Alcohol and cannabis)
- Identify referral pathways for patients with complex needs, including specialist and advice services
This event attracts 2 CPD points
Dr Jenny James
MBBS, DCH, MPM, General Practitioner and GP trainer
Jenny has enjoyed working as a general practitioner for many years and works with the General Practice Drug and Alcohol Support Service at South West Sydney Local Health District. She previously worked at the Mt Druitt Aboriginal Medical Service for 23 years and coordinated the activities of the Substance Misuse Program within the Aboriginal Medical Service. She has a Masters in Psychological Medicine and has been a GP supervisor for many years. Her interests include doctor’s well-being and resilience, and program planning that integrates physical, mental and drug health care within primary health care settings. She loves talking with fellow GPs about all matters of addiction.
Dr Suzie Hudson
Accredited mental health Social Worker