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Altered Level of Consciousness: Evidence-Based Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)

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  • Altered level of consciousness (ALOC) has an extensive differential diagnosis, and mnemonics such as “AEIOUTIPS” and “MOVESTUPID” can assist providers in recalling potential etiologies.
  • Hyponatremia usually presents with seizures and should be corrected slowly, with a goal of correction of 12 to 15 mEq/L (12-15 mmol/L) over a 24-hour period.

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Joo Lee Song, MD; Vincent J. Wang, MD, MHA

Publication Date

January 2, 2017

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