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Alcohol misuse: clinical review


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This module discusses the morbidity caused by excessive alcohol consumption, effective screening tools, brief interventions and when to refer. Key learning points for general practice nurses include understanding community-based alcohol detoxification, and prognosis for patients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module general practice nurses should be better able to:

  • Describe the difference between WHO and DH classifications of drinkers
  • Recognise that the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is the gold standard screening tool
  • Understand the role of medically assisted withdrawal
  • Advise patients on engagement with support groups
  • Explain the effectiveness of treatment for patients who have misused alcohol

AUTHOR

Dr Steve Brinksman

GP in Birmingham, clinical lead of SMMGP and medical director at Swanswell

UK

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLE

Health promotion: quick wins Katherine Hunt

Preventive medicine: Helping patients alter their lifestyle Dr Ed Warren

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.