times that by 6.
When I came on shift, I noticed the patient had been having minimal signs of alcohol withdrawal, just some tiny tremors that I thought looked strange. I pulled the intern and resident to the bedside to have them take a look.
I swear I'm not crazy.
All in all it ended up being fine. Thank goodness for dexmedetomidine... the wonderful drug that sedates you but doesn't depress your respiratory drive = we can extubate you and keep you calm at the same time. :)
And next time, I'll remember to pay a little more attention when someone says they drink "1-2 drinks" a day.