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Monday, February 22, 2016

Unconscious patient

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"The differential diagnosis of altered mental status is huge and can be overwhelming in the face of an acutely ill, undifferentiated emergency department patient. I try to sort through diagnoses based on how quickly they could kill the patient and how quickly I can treat them." 
  • What could kill my patient immediately
  • What could kill my patient in the next few minutes? 
  • What could kill my patient in the next 10 minutes? 
  • What could kill my patient over the next few hours?