Ambulatory Alcohol Withdrawal Management

Allison Yeh

Dr. Yeh is a third-year resident at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency with a particular interest in addiction medicine. Her continuity clinic is at the Ballard site and has a high volume of patients with chronic pain and substance use disorders. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal​.
  2. Review risk assessment tools and criteria to stratify patients to ambulatory versus inpatient care of alcohol withdrawal​.
  3. Describe pharmacotherapy for ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management​.
  4. Discuss monitoring protocols following initiation of treatment and criteria to escalate to next level of care​.
  5. Review local and online resources for psychosocial support​.

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