Helping a patient through alcohol withdrawal is, hands down, one of the most challenging things you will encounter as a nurse. It requires patience, empathy, a strong backbone and high vigilance to keep both you and the patient safe.
In this podcast episode, you will learn:
- The timeline of alcohol withdrawal
- The range of symptoms and when they occur
- Serious complications such as delerium tremens and Wernicke’s encephalopathy
- Nursing care of the patient following the LATTE method framework
If you, or someone you know, needs help with substance abuse, please reach out to SAMHSA via their national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or through their website at https://www.samhsa.gov.
Read the show notes here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/alcohol-withdrawal/