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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2014

Practice Level: Beginner

Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
  • The Scope of the Problem
  • What is Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Why Does it Happen?
  • Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Supportive Care
  • Patient Safety
  • Supportive Care
  • Managing Complications

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how alcohol causes intoxication.
  • Identify the primary cause of death from alcohol intoxication.
  • Identify the correct definition of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
  • Identify severe signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
  • Identify CNA responsibilities when caring for patients in alcohol withdrawal.


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