Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox in a Rural Setting

 

Original Presentation Date: 10/25/2018

Facilitator Lesson Plan

The Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox teaching kit contains all you need to host your own team-based, active-learning event featuring work by Kim Kardonsky, MD, the director of the University of Washington Underserved Pathway (UPATH) and Targeted Rural and Underserved Scholars Track (TRUST) and Dave Evans, MD, the program director for University of Washington Family Medicine Residency and Rosenblatt Family Endowed Professor in Rural Health at the University of Washington.

Alcohol abuse is a common problem in all communities. Rural providers may be called upon to manage alcohol abuse and its consequences in ways that are different from better-resourced environments.

If you have questions about how to use or to adapt this teaching kit to your setting, contact us to schedule a phone call. We are happy to go over the details. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the incidence and prevalence of alcohol abuse and withdrawal in rural environments.
  • Identify the unique considerations for alcohol abuse and treatment in rural settings.
  • Discern which patients are appropriate for out-patient vs in-patient treatment, based on available options in a rural setting.
Kimberly Kardonsky

Kim Kardonsky, M.D.
Director of the Underserved Pathway (UPATH) and Targeted Rural and Underserved Scholars Track (TRUST)

Dave Evans

Dave Evans, MD
Program Director for University of Washington Family Medicine Residency and Rosenblatt Family Endowed Professor in Rural Health at the University of Washington

Steps

Before your session
  1. Recruit your teams. Ideally, 4 teams of 3-5 participants.
  2. Schedule a room that can accommodate all your participants and AV to play the presentation.
  3. Distribute the Pre-Session link
  4. Download the Presentation Slide Deck.
  5. Review the Slide Deck. Be sure to look at the presenter notes.
During your session
  1. Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
  2. Facilitate your session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
  3. Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
  4. Evaluate the materials on your experience.
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