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242 - Physiological Effects of Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal: Don't Be Fooled

‐ Sep 26, 2015 2:45pm

Credits: None available.

This session identifies the physiologic effects of both acute and chronic alcohol abuse on ill and injured patients.

Contact hours available until 9/27/2017.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Member Tammy Mitchell discloses that she holds stock with Hill-Rom.

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

1. Describe multisystem pathophysiologic effects of alcohol intoxication and chronic abuse that may affect assessment and management.
2. Differentiate signs and symptoms of acute alcohol intoxication from withdrawal and other potentially life-threatening conditions.
3. Utilize appropriate assessment tools to evaluate a patient's likelihood of developing severe withdrawal and identify appropriate pharmacologic agents to prevent and manage symptoms.



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