Alcoholism: History, Facts, and Impacts on the Emergency Department (NA1706)
Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada
Credit Hours: 2
***Please Note*** Due to recent changes by CCMC regarding how they assign CE hours for self-study coursework,
many courses will renew at reduced credit for CCMs.
CEU hours will remain the same for all non-CCM certificates.
This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.
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.
- Describe alcohol's history and its impact and prevalence in society
- Identify how alcohol affects the body's systems.
- Discuss statistical information on how alcohol impacts patient care in the emergency department.
- Understand the importance of differentials in the intoxicated patient.
- Facts and Statistics
- Effect of Alcohol on the Body
- Clinical Differentials