TITLE

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Overlooked and Mismanaged?

AUTHOR(S)
McKinley, Mary G.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2005, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Because alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency are widespread, many critical care patients may have AWS. AWS has marked consequences that affect the care of these patients, and critical care nurses must actively assess and intervene to prevent or at least minimize the complications of AWS. By increasing awareness, using reliable assessment tools, and knowing guidelines for the management of these patients, nurses can reduce the consequences of overlooking AWS and mismanaging patients who have the syndrome. INSET: Definition of Terms.
ACCESSION #
17099641

 

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