Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox in a Rural Setting
Facilitator Lesson Plan
This team-based, active-learning event features 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.
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.
- Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
- Facilitate your ALP session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
- Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
- Evaluate the ALP materials on your experience.