Hi Nurses, Can someone please give me infor on nursing interventions for acoholism. Thanks.
Mar 6, '07
Look into nutritional deficiancies when dealing with alcoholics.
Also, safety is a concern R/T the possibility of going into DTs/seizures.
Mar 9, '07
I agree, nutrition and safety are huge with alcoholic patients. I'm sure you'll be giving lots of vitamins, maybe hanging banana bags. CIWA scale, possibly giving sedatives like Ativan, pt might be in restraints if he's in DT's.
I think someone posted a link to the elsivier website that has tons of info that may be useful to you!