These resources have been designed to help health professionals in responding to alcohol and other drug use.
Sushi Productions educational videos
Sushi developed four educational videos to build capacity of primary care practitioners to address alcohol and drug use among older Australians. The videos built on existing publications and education initiatives already available for GPs.
Telethon Kids Institute
TKI has created an online version of the Audit-C Learning Guide, which has been developed as a professional development education resource for health professionals who have early contact with pregnant women to better support women and prevent alcohol use during pregnancy. A range of resources to support GPs in conversation about alcohol consumption in pregnancy.
Baby Coming – You Ready?
Murdoch University have digitalised the Baby Coming – You Ready? (BCYR) rubric and develop online support and training resources for health professionals, to increase their clinical capacity to undertake holistic, culturally relevant, social and emotional wellbeing assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents-to-be and new parents, and to prioritise and respond appropriately.
Cyrenian House has developed capability and competency of community-based workers to respond appropriately to people with AOD issues within their own organisations, by providing a qualification (Helping the Change, AOD Counsellor Training) to 20 trainees, which can be transitioned into Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Five videos related to AOD were created.
Women’s Community Health Network advised us on content updates to HealthPathways related to sexual victimisation and AOD use, to bridge services in a way that best supports consumers. An Expert Advisory Group of key stakeholders from an existing statewide network reviewed HealthPathways information, and resources and services, particularly related to managing comorbidities.
Community pharmacist online training
The Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia developed an online training module and conducted nine training workshops across the state for community pharmacists. The training enabled pharmacists to use appropriate AOD screening techniques and brief interventions, and local referral pathways to primary care and specialist alcohol and drug providers. Information was provided to improve understanding of the treatment and support for people identified as experiencing co-occurring harmful substance use and mental Illness. The online module is available for PSA members and non-members alike and can be accessed below.