This week we had a wide array of topics covered in Grand Rounds. Dr. Continenza started our morning off discussing coping strategies for difficult pediatric patient encounters. Next, Dr. Gauger took us through the toxicology and treatment of calcium channel blocker overdose. Dr. Bernardoni had a fantastic capstone combing a number of high yield visual diagnosis. Lastly, Dr. Wilen took us through a pediatric simulation of undifferentiated pediatric jaundice. Enjoy!Read More
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, & Treatment) for Substance Abuse
Why should we care?
- Prevalence of this disease is impressive with greater than 33,000 deaths attributed to alcohol in 2012 alone (287,000 MVC's in Ohio alone attributable to alcohol)
- Medical problems attributable to alcohol use costs the US $100,000,000,000 annually (from health care bills to lost productivity)!
- Approximately 33% of inpatient admissions in a country hospital population were attributable to alcohol
- One in five Americans can be defined as at risk drinkers