This learning module explores the mechanisms of liver injury caused by alcohol, the risk factors associated with alcohol-related liver disease, and assessment tools to identify people with alcohol-use disorders. The importance of the nursing role in assessing and monitoring patients as well as providing information and advice on the prevention of alcohol-related liver injury is highlighted.
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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.
After reading this module and completing the time out activities you should be able to:
This learning module is broken down into the following sections:
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Pre and post module tests let you measure your progress. Further reading list included