Alcohol-related presentations in the emergency department
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Alcohol-related presentations in the emergency department

Mary Dawood Consultant nurse, Accident and Emergency, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s Hospital, London

Alcohol-related problems and binge drinking pose continuing challenges to nurses nationally and internationally. To provide optimum care for this vulnerable group and sound advice to hazardous drinkers, it is essential that nurses are knowledgeable and competent in this area of practice.

Correspondence mary.dawood@imperial.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 36,50-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.05.22.36.50.c6544

Published in print: 14 May 2008

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