BC ECHO on Substance Use – Alcohol Use Disorder: Cycle 2, Session 6

Alcohol withdrawal management

Tuesday June 1, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Presenter: Dr. Leslie Lappalainen, Medical Lead for Addiction Medicine, Interior Health; Addiction Medicine Consultant, Kelowna General Hospital; Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia

  1. Identify alcohol withdrawal and the mechanisms of action.
  2. Utilize the PAWSS tool to assess the baseline risk of severe complications of alcohol withdrawal.
  3. Discuss withdrawal management strategies and considerations for AUD care based on patient risk.
  4. Recognize strategies to support patients living in rural communities and/or with limited access to services.

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