Alcohol (Ethanol) Intoxication
The purpose of this course is to provide the nurse with an understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of alcohol intoxication and to outline basic nursing care for the intoxicated patient.

Course Publication Date: May 15, 2012

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:AI040212
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
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Substance Abuse

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.

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Learning Objectives
  • Explain how blood alcohol concentrations are reported
  • Describe what laboratory tests are needed for the patient with an acute alcohol intoxication and explain why they are needed
  • Discuss how ethanol causes intoxication
  • Explain four clinical manifestations of acute alcohol intoxication
  • Describe a basic nursing care plan for the patient with an acute alcohol intoxication


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