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An overview of alcohol-related liver disease

An overview of alcohol-related liver disease

An overview of alcohol-related liver disease

Danielle Fullwood
Danielle Fullwood
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2018

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Alcohol is one of the three leading causes of liver disease in the developed world. Patients with alcohol-related liver disease are often cared for in general wards and hospitals, rather than specialist centres. This may be a result of the number of patients being admitted or a lack of referral to specialist services by healthcare professionals. The financial cost of caring for patients with alcohol-related injuries is continuing to rise. This learning module explores the mechanisms of liver injury caused by alcohol; the risk factors associated with alcohol-related liver disease; assessment tools used to identify patients with alcohol use disorders; withdrawal from alcohol; chronic liver disease; and issues surrounding transplantation. The importance of the nursing role in assessing and monitoring patients undergoing withdrawal from alcohol, information giving and advice on the prevention of alcohol-related liver injury, and supporting patients with alcohol-related liver injury is highlighted.

Objectives

This module aims to provide nurses with information about alcohol and how it can affect the liver if the recommended units of consumption are exceeded. It aims to explore the stages of alcohol-related liver injury, abstinence and the skills needed to care for a patient undergoing withdrawal from alcohol.

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:
Discuss the prevalence of alcohol-related liver disease.
Describe how alcohol causes liver damage.
Recognise the different patterns of drinking.
Understand why healthcare professionals need to have the knowledge and skills to care for this patient group.
Communicate the importance of assessing for alcohol withdrawal.
Danielle Fullwood

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Danielle Fullwood
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Lecturer practitioner for hepatology, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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