CPD modules

Alcohol-related liver disease: pathophysiology, risk assessment and patient support

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2021
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

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. Withdrawal from alcohol, chronic liver disease, and issues around transplantation are also discussed, and 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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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

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


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