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What does AMS stand for?

AMS stands for Altered Mental Status

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an ambulance responded to Main Street for a male with an altered mental status.
Altered mental status, including confusion, disorientation, or loss of consciousness, has been identified as the most common nontraditional set of symptoms in women (Medical News Today, 2009).
Category 2 patients include those with chief complaints and/or vital signs that indicate potential for an immediate threat to life, limb, or organ function, such as chest or abdominal pain in patients at high risk of life-threaten- ing cause or with unstable vital signs, eye pain, altered mental status, febrile illness in infants <90 days old, suicidal or homi- cidal ideation, potentially toxic substance exposure, and acute testicular pain.
This pocket-sized guide gives the high points on a range of the most common situations encountered by ER and ICU nurses, including advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, allergic reactions, altered mental status, hyperkalenia, acute myocardial infarction, sepsis, stroke, and unstable angina.