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Alcoholism: History, Facts, and Impacts on the Emergency Department (NA1706)


Author(s): Newsletter


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, CRC, CVE, Delaware BON, Florida BON, MCBAP-S, NAADAC, RNs, RRP


Credit Hours: 2


Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Overview

One of the most commonly abused substances that healthcare professionals deal with on an ongoing basis is alcohol. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put annual visits to emergency departments due to alcohol at 136.3 million. Alcohol is commonly associated with violent crimes, auto accidents and a multitude of medical illnesses. This course will present information on alcohol’s historical prevalence, statistics, and effects on the body systems. We will also go into the unique scenarios faced in an Emergency Department environment as it relates to acute and chronic alcoholism.



Course Objectives

  1. Describe alcohol's history and its impact and prevalence in society

  2. Identify how alcohol affects the body's systems.

  3. Discuss statistical information on how alcohol impacts patient care in the emergency department.

  4. Understand the importance of differentials in the intoxicated patient.

Course Outline

  1. History

  2. Facts and Statistics

  3. Effect of Alcohol on the Body

  4. Clinical Differentials

Customer Testimonial

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