2022 Stronger - PH357 - Booze, Benzos, and Barbiturates: UCHealth Alcohol Withdrawal Therapy
Upon review of UCHealth patient outcomes regarding alcohol withdrawal management, we identified regional treatment differences. This prompted development of a multidisciplinary, system-level team, with senior leadership support, tasked with creating and implementing an evidence-based, standardized, systemwide approach for patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal. The resulting treatment plan included a standardized measurement tool, treatment protocol, order set and additional leveraging of clinical decision support tools. Post-implementation metrics demonstrated significantly improved patient capture rates at all locations, as well as decreased intubation rates and patient escalations to intensive care unit level of care.
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
- Identify three subject matter experts included in the subgroup for protocol development.
- List three safety measures built into the system protocol to protect patients from oversedation.
- Describe a pilot success regarding patient intubation rates and escalation to severe withdrawal.
Melanie Roberts, DNP, RN, CNS, CCNS, CCRN-K, FCNS, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCHealth, Loveland, CO
Brandi Koepp, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, CO
Ellen Seymour, MBA, Director of Clinical Strategy, UCHealth, Loveland, CO
Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 contact hours for Pharmacists.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-174-L01-P
Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)
Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 contact hours for pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-174-L01-T
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.5 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance