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How Not to Kill Your Patient

Feb 23, 2023

In this episode, Kevin and Dr. Wolf delve into the crucial topic of assessing and addressing changes in mental status. Mental status changes can be alarming and could be a result of various underlying medical conditions, which require prompt evaluation and management.

During the episode, we will provide a comprehensive review of the most common causes of changes in the level of consciousness (LOC). By identifying the root cause, emergency nurses can better diagnose and manage patients effectively. To aid in memory retention, Kevin and Dr. Wolf share two helpful mnemonics that will assist in remembering the most critical causes of mental status changes.