Student Nurse Laura

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Alcohol Withdrawal

Posted by Laura on October 13, 2010

Alcohol Withdrawal

(4-12 hours)

  • Coarse tremors of the hands (also tongue/eyelids)
  • N & V
  • Weakness and/or malaise
  • ↑ HR
  • ↑ BP
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Irritability
  • Transient hallucinations
  • H/A
  • Insomnia

 

Progression to Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

(2nd – 3rd day)

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