Routine hospital alcohol detoxification practice compared to symptom triggered management with an Objective Withdrawal Scale (CIWA-Ar).

@article{Reoux2000RoutineHA,
  title={Routine hospital alcohol detoxification practice compared to symptom triggered management with an Objective Withdrawal Scale (CIWA-Ar).},
  author={Joseph P. Reoux and Kenneth P. Miller},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          135-44
        }
}
Charts of patients hospitalized for uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal were examined and detoxification practices compared. Patients detoxified using a Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol-revised (CIWA-Ar) based PRN protocol on the addiction unit received significantly fewer chlordiazepoxide milligram equivalents over shorter duration than patients managed by other detoxification methods on other hospital units. Significantly fewer patients received benzodiazepines in the CIWA-Ar… CONTINUE READING
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