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Caring for people who sniff petrol or other volatile substances: a quick reference guide for health workers

Posted on: 6 February, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 1, January 2012 – March 2012
Related to Alcohol use Illicit drug use Volatile substance use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

National Health and Medical Research Council (2011)
Caring for people who sniff petrol or other volatile substances: a quick reference guide for health workers
Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council

This guide is a summary of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Consensus-based clinical practice guideline for the management of volatile substance use in Australia. The guide is designed for quick reference by general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, alcohol and other drug workers, and allied health professionals. The guide contains information about how to care for people who deliberately become intoxicated by inhaling vapours from solvents, gases or aerosols.

Abstract adapted from National Health and Medical Research Council

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