Author: Kristina Neu
Course Summary
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
Course Syllabus
  • Alcohol Use Disorder and Public Health Burden
  • Alcohol Intoxication
  • 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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