PREPARATION FOR THE CLINICAL SIMULATION EXPERIENCE:
Espelin, J. & Halter, M.J. (2018). Substance-related and addictive disorders. In M.Halter ( 8 Ed.), Varcarolis’foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing: A clinical approach (pp.407-429). St. Louis:Elsevier.
Write out responses and turn in to simulation educator before the simulation.
1. What are the effects of alcohol on the body systems?
3.Define delirium tremens (DTs). What are the signs and symptoms of DTs? Is this condition life threatening?
4.What is the role of benzodiazepines in alcohol treatment?
5. What are CIWA, CAGE, MAST, & CIWA-AR?
6.What lab data might suggest alcohol related disorders? (Be specific)
7.What are the attitudes of nurses toward persons with substance use disorders?
8.Discuss the barriers to substance abuse treatment for vulnerable populations. (Native Americans, veterans, women, African Americans, Hispanics, healthcare professionals (impaired nurses, physicians, dentists), adolescents, elderly, homeless…)