BC ECHO on Substance Use – Alcohol Use Disorder: Cycle 1, Session 4

Alcohol withdrawal management

Tuesday November 3rd, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Presenter: Zak Matieschyn NP(F), MN; Director, Addiction Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, BC Centre on Substance Use; Clinical Director, Nurse Practitioners, BC Ministry of Health

  1. Identify alcohol withdrawal and the mechanisms of action.
  2. Utilize the PAWSS tool to asses for risk of serve complications of alcohol withdrawal.
  3. Assess the risk of severe complications of alcohol withdrawal.
  4. Discuss withdrawal management strategies and considerations for AUD care.
  5. Recognize strategies to support patients living in a rural community and/or with limited access to services.