More Than the Shakes: Alcohol Withdrawal – From Simple to Fatal
This course explores the phenomenon of middle class drinking, the physiology underlying alcohol withdrawal symptoms and syndromes, and the differences between alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens. The pro and con evidence regarding use of “banana bags” with alcohol syndromes is discussed. The presenter is Michael Frakes, MSc, APRN, CCNS, CFRN, EMTP, FACHE.
Learner Outcome:Upon completion of this course, the emergency room nurse will understand the physiology underlying alcohol withdrawal symptoms and syndromes.
The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest and there was no commercial support of this activity. The course will provide 1.10 contact hours of CNE, upon complete review of course module, successful completion of quiz, and submitting an evaluation. Course expires 09/25/2021.
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit No. P0232
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.