Acute Presentations Related to Methamphetamine Use: Clinical Guideline for Adults and Adolescents

SA Health

Summary: This guideline aims to promote best practice management of patients presenting to Emergency Departments or equivalent settings with disturbed behaviour or medical conditions which are probably related to the use of methamphetamine or related substances. Specifically, the guideline includes recommendations regarding:

  • Acute behavioural disturbance
  • Potential medical complications related to methamphetamine
  • Methamphetamine withdrawal
  • Methamphetamine-induced psychosis
  • Post-acute management
  • Safety, quality and risk management

Developers: The guideline was developed by Chris Holmwood and Linda Gowing, Clinical Consultation Liaison and Standards, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.

Year: 2017

Costs: Free

Evidence baseThis resource has undergone expert review. Refer to the guideline for the full reference list.

Page last reviewed: Monday, 22 October 2018

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