Altered Level of Consciousness

These slides are an accompaniment to the altered level of consciousness teaching session of the EMC course.


The following link gives a good comprehensive review to interpreting the CT brain scans in the emergency department

http://www.elsevierhealth.com.au/media/us/samplechapters/9781416028727/Chapter%2069.pdf


This review article on management of traumatic brain injury from Scandinavia is quite an easy read given the level of detail into which the authors delve

http://www.sjtrem.com/content/pdf/1757-7241-20-12.pdf


CSF interpretation summary table

CSF-Analysis


Table comparing features of DKA and HHS

DKA vs HHS


The ECG can be a very useful tool in assessing the patient with potential toxidromes.  Life In The Fast Lane has an excellent summary of the utility of the ECG in this setting.

ECG in Toxicology

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