Learning about Alcohol Intoxication
The purpose of this course is to help nurses learn about drunkenness or inebriation which is also known as alcohol intoxication and to learn the clinical presentation and basic nursing care for the intoxicated patient.

Course Publication Date: April 18, 2018

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:LAI041618
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Substance Abuse

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Learning Objectives
  • List six alcohol poisoning signs and symptoms.
  • Discuss alcoholic ketoacidosis.
  • Discuss clinical effects of alcohol intoxication on different body systems.
  • Describe what laboratory tests are needed for the patient with acute alcohol intoxication and explain why they are needed.
  • Discuss Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s Psychosis.
  • Explain how blood alcohol concentrations are reported.
  • Describe a basic nursing care plan for the patient with acute alcohol intoxication.


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