Protocol-Driven Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal in a General Hospital: When Theory Meets Practice

Beige, Keith H.; Morse, Robert M.
March 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2008, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p270
Academic Journal
The article presents a medical study about a series of patients admitted to a general hospital where patient care was dictated in part by a validated, symptom-driven scale, the Revised Clinical Institute for Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA-Ar)-based protocol. The said protocol was designed to standardize the order set for patients with evidence of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS).


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