Assessing the Unconscious Patient

A recent case sent to the volunteers  involved an unconscious patient.  A great acronym was given to help assess such a patient:

AEIOU TIPS

AEIOU TIPS is used to assess patients with an altered mental status (AMS) or an altered level of consciousness (ALOC).
A    Alcohol
E     Epilepsy
I     Insulin
O    Overdose
U    Underdose

T   Trauma
I    Infection
P    Psychosis
S    Stroke

 

AEIOU TIPS

There are some other useful tips on this website too.

 

 

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