NP Insider - A Nurse Practitioner Manual For Withdrawal Management

May 24, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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This session will present an overview of new withdrawal management recommendations and a practical 'how-to' manual, produced by and for Nurse Practitioners.  We will review the basics of opioid, alcohol, stimulant, cannabis, and nicotine withdrawal management, and how these new resources can be used in any service setting.  Finally, we will highlight existing resources for Nurse Practitioners to connect with local, provincial, and national supports for withdrawal and other substance-related care.


  • Katie Dunham, HS-BSc, MN, NP-PHC
    Katie Dunham is a primary care nurse practitioner with a background in emergency nursing, primary-care, and rapid access addiction medicine. She is currently working in withdrawal management in a community residential service in London, Ont. She also acts as the nurse educator for META:PHI, an Ontario-based organization that providers mentoring, education, and clinical tools to those working in the field of addictions. Here she coordinates the NP listserv, and Nurse and NP monthly nurse call, and is project lead for the NP withdrawal management manual, a practical hands-on guide for withdrawal-related care.