This unopposed rotation familiarizes you with the physiological disturbances that occur during acute withdrawal from alcohol, sedatives, opioids and other classes of drugs.
You’ll care for patients with a variety of substance use disorders, developing treatment plans and medically managing their withdrawal while assessing them for risk of suicide, self-harm, aggression and elopement.
You’ll learn the signs and symptoms of withdrawal, including delirium, as well as conditions that could mimic withdrawal.
Your daily responsibilities include:
You’ll see approximately 10 patients per day and care for 12-14 in the detoxification unit.