ALC-007: Screening for Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Trauma Patients
Screening for Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Trauma Patients: The Wisconsin Medical Society encourages
- Hospital medical staffs to promote the performance of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests and urine drug screens on in-patient hospitalized trauma patients.
- Physicians responsible for the care of hospitalized trauma patients to implement appropriate evaluation and treatment when there is a positive BAC, other positive drug screen results, or other source of suspicion of a potential substance misuse disorder.
- Consulting and using practice parameters developed by physician organizations and federal agencies to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of substance use disorders. (HOD, 0411)*
*Currently under five-year policy review.