Approach to the unconscious patient/Suuru kapali hastaya yaklasim

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Author: Cuma Yildirim
Date: Dec. 2013
From: The Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine(Vol. 12, Issue 4)
Publisher: AVES
Document Type: Article
Length: 677 words

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1. Signs/Symptoms/Manifestations:

Presyncope: Nausea, Sensation of Warmth, Lightheadedness, Diaphoresis, Loss of Color, Tachycardia

Syncopal Stage: Hypotension-Bradycardia-pupil dilatation-Peripheral coldness-Visual Disturbance-Loss of Consciousness

2. Approach to the Patient

a) Complete the general neurological examination, and with frequently REPEAT

b) Make general evaluation of the patient

Provide the safety of the scene if you are outside the hospital Activate Emergency Response System (1-1-2)/(9-1-1)

Provide Support: (CAB (AHA 2010), (Oxygen, an IV line (at least two line of the way), vomiting countermeasure (aspiration), positive inotropic support if necessary, the base deficit, fluid and electrolyte balance, liver, kidney function, blood glucose, amylase, etc.).

Check the possible additional injuries during a fall

Apply the rules of Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support

c) Think about the possible Reasons


Take general trauma precautions

Prepare the patient for imaging Differentiate the surgical or non-surgical causes Consultation within the early period


Start the early period of symptomatic treatment Take the toxic scanning tests. Keep in mind antidotes Think about the possible causes Start the studies of Start...

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Yildirim, Cuma. "Approach to the unconscious patient/Suuru kapali hastaya yaklasim." The Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine, vol. 12, no. 4, 2013. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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