Managing a patient who is withdrawing from alcohol is a complex balance of accurate assessments, consistent and aggressive medication management, and clear communication between the multi-disciplinary team.
The case being presented follows a comprehensive Root Cause Analysis that was performed following the death of a patient withdrawing from alcohol.
The case highlights the many challenges and pitfalls that exist in dealing with this life-threatening condition and emphasizes the importance of physician involvement, nursing and pharmacy education and the critical role of establishing standard work.
Safe tables are open to all CHPSO members. Click here to see if your hospital is a CHPSO member.
Management of Alcohol Withdrawal in the Acute Care Setting – a Multi-disciplinary Root Cause Analysis
Thursday, January 26, 2023: 11 a.m.- noon (PT)
Safe Table discussions are designed to empower providers to engage in robust, meaningful patient safety and quality improvement activities. These discussions are driven by attendee participation. Attendees may choose to present a case or simply participate in the discussion by sharing their thoughts, feedback, and suggestions. Attendees wishing to share a case should indicate this during registration and a member of the CHPSO team will reach out to you to assist you with case preparation. Sharing cases spontaneously during the meeting is also encouraged, time permitting. Attendees may present with or without slides. The cases may be brief, three to five minutes, or longer if the complexity of the issue warrants additional time. Cases generally involve a situation in which there are systematic concerns or those for which the organization may be looking for ways to address the matter or obtain advice.
For the 2022 CHPSO safe table schedule, please click here.
At the conclusion of the safe table meeting, participants will be able to:
- Describe information about best practices relative to patient safety
- Discuss challenges in a frank, open discussion with other hospitals
- Describe lessons learned from other organizations as it could relate to the work in the participant’s hospital
HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.
Please contact CHPSO at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.