Kristina (Tia) Neu is a licensed Psychiatric Registered Nurse and author who is currently developing inservice training for health care professionals. She also is a Care Coach for Ontrak where she works as a facilitator, training other care coaches. Her work experience includes work in several areas of the health care profession - including nursing, dental hygiene, cardiac technician, and surgical technician.
When a person with a history of chronic alcohol use stops drinking alcohol, there is the risk of developing alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Health care professionals need to understand and anticipate the underlying physical responses to chronic alcohol use and withdrawal, as well as the recommended methods to evaluate the severity of the patient’s level of withdrawal to initiate proper treatment. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can cause life-threatening health complications and death. The physical signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and the role of the caregiver (including the health care professional’s role supporting the affected patient through recovery) are discussed.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
Explain how alcohol causes intoxication
Identify signs and symptoms of acute alcohol intoxication
Describe the most important criteria that define alcohol withdrawal syndrome
Alcohol Use Disorder and Public Health Burden
Blood Alcohol Levels
Causes of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Signs and Symptoms
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Treatment
Complications and Supportive Care
Case Study - Alcohol Withdrawal
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