Review Article
Volume 2 Issue 5 - 2020
Recognizing the PPAT of AWS in the AUD-Patient: An Imperative for the Early Screening, Identification, and Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Alcohol Use Disorder Patients in Emergency and Intensive Care Settings by Distinguishing AWS Pathophysiology, Progression, Assessment, and Treatment More Directly
Nicholas A Kerna1*, Onyeka Olisemeka2,3, Uzoamaka Nwokorie2,3, Silile Ndhlovu Dube2,3, Emmanuella Solomon2,3, John V Flores4,5 and Mitchell G Jomsky2,3
1SMC–Medical Research, Thailand
2University of Health and Humanities, Tortola, BVI
3University of Science, Arts and Technology, Montserrat, BWI
4Beverly Hills Wellness Surgical Institute, USA
5Orange Partners Surgicenter, USA
*Corresponding Author: Nicholas A Kerna, POB47 Phatphong, Suriwongse Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10500.
Received: April 03, 2020; Published: April 27, 2020




Abstract

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is prevalent in 10–20% of hospitalized patients, while trauma patients have a significantly higher prevalence at 31–70%. However, the AUD-patient often goes undetected in an emergency or intensive care setting. Nonetheless, the early identification of AUD-patients can significantly reduce the risks associated with alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). Thus, better understanding the pathophysiology, progression, assessment, and treatment (PPAT) of AWS promotes superior treatment and avoids undue harm to the AUD-patient and staff attending to them. This review article summarizes the PPAT of AWS and provides valuable assessment tools to promptly identify patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the proactive prevention or amelioration of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS).

Keywords: Alcohol Use Disorder; Alcohol Withdraw Syndrome; Emergency Department; Intensive Care

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Citation: Nicholas A Kerna., et al. “Recognizing the PPAT of AWS in the AUD-Patient: An Imperative for the Early Screening, Identification, and Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Alcohol Use Disorder Patients in Emergency and Intensive Care Settings by Distinguishing AWS Pathophysiology, Progression, Assessment, and Treatment More Directly”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.5 (2020): 03-08.

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