Administration of Thiamine in Chronic Alcohol Abuse Guideline - Albany Health Campus

Name/Title

Administration of Thiamine in Chronic Alcohol Abuse Guideline - Albany Health Campus (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-14514

Current from

20/09/2019

Coverage

Albany Hospital

Policy Type

Guideline

Summary

Poor recognition and inappropriate treatment of thiamine deficiency, for which chronic alcohol abuse is the most common cause in Australia, can result in significant morbidity and mortality secondary to Wernike-Korsakoff Syndrome. This document provides clear guidelines for the administration of thiamine in patients with a known or suspected history of chronic alcohol abuse, with the aim to prevent and treat Wernike-Korsakoff Syndrome.

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