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We defined probable case-patients as persons who met the possible case definition and who had new onset of altered mental status or new onset of breathing difficulty.
an ambulance responded to Main Street for a male with an altered mental status.
Clinical presentation can involve non-focal neurological signs, such as headache, altered mental status, seizures, or a transient neurological deficit.
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).
The patient had altered mental status with focal neurologic signs providing clear indications for surgical intervention.
Delirium is a syndrome of acutely altered mental status characterized by inattention and a fluctuating course.
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.