by Cathy Parkes August 27, 2021 Updated: September 15, 2021
Alcohol withdrawal occurs within 4-12 hours of cessation of heavy, prolonged alcohol abuse. Symptoms peak ~24-72 hours after the patient’s last drink.
Key nursing assessment: Be sure to ask the patient when they had their last drink!
by Cathy Parkes Sep 10, 2021
A negative nitrogen balance indicates insufficient PROTEIN intake (due to illness, malnutrition, or aging).
It means the patient is using protein faster than it is being synthesized.
by Cathy Parkes Sep 08, 2021
by Cathy Parkes Sep 06, 2021