6. Altered Consciousness

  1. Ian Wood MA, RN, DipN (Lond) and
  2. Michelle Garner MPhil, BSc (Hons), RN, DipN (Lond)
  1. Ian Wood and
  2. Carole Donaldson

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch6

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

How to Cite

Wood, I. and Donaldson, C. (2012) Altered Consciousness, in Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients (eds I. Wood and M. Garner), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337167

Online ISBN: 9781118702864

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Keywords:

  • Alcohol;
  • Altered consciousness;
  • Aspirin and paracetamol overdose;
  • Epileptic seizures;
  • Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS);
  • Hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis;
  • Meningitis;
  • Stroke/cerebrovascular disease;
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH);
  • Tricyclic antidepressants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A: Neurological Emergencies

  • B: Diabetic Emergencies

  • C: Drugs and/or Alcohol as a Cause of Altered Consciousness