Alcohol Withdrawal


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31 Dec 2023

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1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually appear when an individual discontinues or reduces alcohol intake after a period of prolonged consumption. In most cases, mild symptoms may start to develop within hours of the last drink. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of alcohol withdrawal and highlights the interprofessional team's role in the recognition and management of this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of alcohol withdrawal.
  • Outline strategies for decreasing alcohol dependency in patients with alcohol withdrawal.
  • List the treatment options available for alcohol withdrawal.
  • Describe interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to improve outcomes in patients with alcohol withdrawal.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
American Board of Pathology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • GI (incl. Liver, Pancreas, Bilary)
  • Neuropathology (incl. Neuromuscular)

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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