We are curious how others are handling alcohol for PREVENTION of withdrawal in the hospital.
Do you allow this practice?
Who supplies beer, wine, spirits? ( in our institution currently beer and wine are handled by dietary, hard liquor by pharmacy.)
Do you document on the MAR and treat it like a drug, or as a food? Is it stored in the med room fridge or in the pantry?
How do you know the proper dose? Do you monitor for signs of withdrawal in these patients?