Managing alcohol withdrawal in the acutely ill hospitalized adult.

  title={Managing alcohol withdrawal in the acutely ill hospitalized adult.},
  author={Milena Segatore and Danielle Adams and Sabine Lange},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  volume={31 3},
Managing individuals with acute illness who are at high risk for alcohol withdrawal presents multiple challenges to the treatment teams caring for them. Following realization that management of this group was often characterized by severe withdrawal symptoms (delirium tremens, seizures and the need for leather restraints), a Task Force developed protocols to guide care. Its principal goal was to avoid cardiorespiratory and neurologic morbidities associated with severe withdrawal. The first 441… CONTINUE READING