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Profile of a risky drinkerâ€¦putting alcohol use on the consultation agenda | Wodonga
March 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet Cheryl. She is 51, works as a senior executive at a local regional health service and well known to you. She is extremely busy, works late hours and is feeling quite stressed. When Cheryl gets home she and her husband Brad, open a bottle of red, and enjoy a large glass whilst they prepare their meal. During dinner, another two glasses are consumed and whilst relaxing briefly before bed, Cheryl often drinks a 4th glass "to help me sleep".
This workshop has been tailored for busy general practice clinicians to implement opportunistic questioning, screening and brief interventions for patients such as Cheryl, who engage in at risk drinking. The workshop will offer clinicians strategies to meaningfully engage patients in discussion about their drinking during a routine consultation and offer solutions to incorporate brief interventions.
On completion of this workshop participants should be able to:
- Identify signs and symptoms that may indicate a patient's presenting issue is linked to their risky drinking behaviour
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of screening and brief interventions
- Identify when and how to implement an alcohol screening tool, and how to interpret the results
- Demonstrate strategies for brief intervention