Alcohol withdrawal is the most common withdrawal syndrome encountered in the emergency department
Neuroexcitation is the hallmark of alcohol withdrawal
Alcohol withdrawal may be life t...
Occurs: 6–8 hr after the last drink
Duration: 1–2 days
Occurs: 6–48 hr after the last drink
Assess vital signs
Assess capillary glucose
Attention to the ABCs
Obtain IV access
IV fluid administration
Persistent symptoms despite treatment
DTs or impending DTs
Comorbid medical illness
Misdiagnosis of medical disease as withdrawal syndrome
Misunderstanding the relationship between withdrawal syndromes and comorbid medical illness
Administer sufficient quantities of...
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DeBellis R, Smith BS, Choi S, et al. Management of deliriu...
291.0 Alcohol withdrawal delirium
291.3 Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations
291.81 Alcohol withdrawal
291.1 Alcohol-induced persisting amnestic disorder
291.5 Alcohol-induced ...
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