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Assessment and screening for substance use in practice

Observe how an assessment and a screening for drug or alcohol use is carried out in practice.

Within this step we observe how an assessment and a screening for drug or alcohol use is carried out in practice.

We see how the nurse listens to the concerns and challenges being experienced by the client. The nurse then suggests they explore and measure the clients recent substance use and how the client is currently feeling. Before the client leaves the nurse has set up an appropriate appointment as the first step in the care plan.

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Identifying and Responding to Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Practice

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