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Alcohol Addiction

AWS emerges within? 6 to 24 hours
AWS will evolve over? 48 to 72 hours
AWS symptoms last? persist for 2 weeks or more
Early to mild AWS fine tremor, vomiting, mild diaphoresis, notable increase in HR and BP
Moderate AWS Diaphoresis, n/v, insomnia, anxiety, transient confusion, hallucinations
Severe AWS alcohol withdrawal delirium, seizure, uncontrollable shaking, profuse sweating, HTN, tachycardia, tachypnea, hyperthermia
Oral form benzodiazapines oxazepam (Serax), chloridiaxepoxide (Librium)
IV for NPO status benzodiazapines loraxepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium)
Thiamine essential to metabolize glucose, Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome
Folate crucial for formation of red blood cells, protein metabolism, and anemia prevention
Created by: Staycha