After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Review clinical presentations, toxicology and course of alcohol withdrawal.
2. Discuss available tools for clinical assessment, with attention to specific patient presentations.
3. Emphasize pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies to promote safe patient disposition, patient and staff safety, with attempts to avoid prolonged length of stay, delirium and requirement for intubation.
4. Discuss the role of phenobarbital monotherapy and rescue therapy with dexmedetomidine (PRECEDEX).
5. Present and discuss inpatient cases of alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens.
Benjamin Freda, DO
Baystate Wing Hospitalist
Assistant Professor of Medicine - Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor - Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program
Karli Barrett, MS, RN, NE-BC
Director, Patient Care Services
Baystate Health Eastern Region
Aislinn Soofi, PharmD
Baystate Wing Hospital
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
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None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.