Clinical Institute Withdrawal Case Study

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Issue: For many alcohol withdrawal patients, providers will order assessments using the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA). Since it is not ordered for all withdrawal patients, there is confusion at times among staff on how to use properly. Action: As the unit champion for CIWA, she collects data and performs chart audits on patients on the CIWA protocol. With the data she collects, she ensures proper documentation is completed and the bed alarm is on or a Patient Safety Aide is present. She updates staff on issues discovered during audits and informs them of changes to the CIWA protocol. Outcome: 7B staff feel comfortable and confident completing these CIWA assessments. Many are able to guide providers when verifying orders

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