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