Alcohol and the Older Adult
The goal of this course is to provide the nurse with an overview of alcohol use in the older population. The course starts by providing statistics regarding the disease's prevalence in the older population. Then, it discusses the presenting features of alcohol use and describes screening tools for alcohol use disease. It concludes with a discussion of the treatment of alcohol use disorder, including acute and chronic management.

Course Publication Date: January 02, 2023

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

Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:AOA1222
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Substance Abuse
Learning Objectives
  • List three reasons the older adult is particularly susceptible to the deleterious effects of alcohol

  • Differentiate between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence

  • Describe how to use the CAGE questionnaire

  • Discuss three interventions for the hospitalized older adult who is alcohol dependent


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