Altered Mental Status (AMS): First steps

by Sharon Bord, MD

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    The lecture Altered Mental Status (AMS): First steps by Sharon Bord, MD is from the course Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies.

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    1. Check blood sugar levels
    2. Check for urine drug screen
    3. Admit in the ICU and start normal saline
    4. Check for serum magnesium levels
    5. Perform CT scan to rule out brain tumors
    1. Thiamine prevents the precipitation of Wernicke’s encephalopathy
    2. Thiamine can treat hypoglycemia faster than D50
    3. Administering glucose first can result in further hypoglycemia
    4. Thiamine correct any underlying electrolyte abnormalities
    5. Initial glucose administration can cause seizures
    1. Respiratory depression
    2. Dilated pupil
    3. Hyperkalemia
    4. Excessive lacrimation
    5. Tachyarrhythmias
    1. Malnourished patients
    2. Hypothyroid patients
    3. Hyper parathyroid patients
    4. Hypocalcemia
    5. Hyponatremia

    Author of lecture Altered Mental Status (AMS): First steps

     Sharon Bord, MD

    Sharon Bord, MD

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