HCA: Caring for Alcoholic Clients
The goal of this course is to help HCAs learn about alcoholism and how to care for their alcoholic clients.

Course Publication Date: January 17, 2019

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:HCA-ALCOHOL-19
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Home Care Aide
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the genetic risk for alcoholism.
  • Name the four symptoms used to describe alcoholism.
  • Describe risk factors and other conditions that influence alcohol-related brain damage.
  • Discuss alcohol and aging.
  • Identify how alcoholism can affect the brain and behavior.
  • Discuss sex differences in the genetic risk for alcoholism.
  • State the major cause of death and illness in the U.S. and how alcohol plays a significant role.
  • State how some children of alcoholics are different because of alcoholism.
  • Discuss alcoholism and co-occurring disorders.
  • Identify how alcohol interferes with the nutritional process.


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