Continuing Professional Development: Alcohol-use disorders and urgent care

OverviewParamedics often attend patients with long-term alcohol problems. This article aims to give paramedics an insight into the breadth of complexity of these alcohol-dependent individuals and the necessary considerations for clinical care in the out-of-hospital environment.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module the paramedic will be able to:Know the overall impact too much drinking has on the bodyBe aware of and be able to spot the symptoms of alcohol-use disorderKnow the functions of each organ affected by excessive alcohol consumptionKnow how the symptoms relate to the pathology of individual organs

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