The management of severe ETOH withdrawal and Delirium Tremens:
1. Consider alternative diagnoses
Here is my DT protocol
2. Start treatment with diazepam
3. If you reach 200 mg, switch to phenobarb or intubate and give propofol
The citation for the CCM article is (Crit Care Med 2007;35:724)
I also discuss a listener email regarding succinylcholine and whether it causes increased oxygen consumption.
In short: Roc Rocks and Sux Sucks! (that one is for you Reub)