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The Alcoholic Patient in the ED
Well, we have all been there....EMS rolls in with "another drunk guy" found down in the street. The nurses tell you, "he is here all the time...he is just drunk." You should be scared any time you hear this phrase uttered. Always be a little nervous about this group of patients and you won't fall victim to many of the pitfalls that some of us have experienced.
Pearls and Pitfalls in Caring for the Intoxicated Patient in the ED: