Alcohol withdrawal assessment scale (CIWA-AR)
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Inpatient management is indicated if the person:
The mainstays of alcohol withdrawal management remain:
See the SA Health Guideline for the management of people at risk of alcohol withdrawal in acute hospitals for detailed advice. This guideline is for use across all SA Health hospitals.
ADIS is a confidential telephone information, counselling, and referral service for people dealing with their own or another’s alcohol or drug problem. ADIS operates 8.30am to 10pm seven days per week.
DACAS provides a telephone and email service for South Australian health professionals seeking clinical information and clarification around clinical procedures, guidelines and evidence-based practice.
Telephone: (08) 7087 1742 from 8:30am - 10pm 7 days/week including public holidays or e-mail your enquiry to: HealthDACASEnquiries@sa.gov.au.
Out of these hours, medically urgent calls from a hospital based Medical Consultant or country hospital medical officer/GP will always receive a response.
This service does not provide proxy medical cover and cannot assume responsibility for direct patient care.