Altered Mental Status (AMS)

This podcast will discuss how to approach the patient with altered mental status. These patient present a special challenge because there are a ton of reasons why a patient may be altered. As always, we’ll review the major points in the history and exam, the differential diagnosis, and a few points on management.

If you haven’t done so already, please fill out the EM Basic survey. Also in this episode is a reivew of a new emergency medicine iPhone App (palmEM) and an FYI concerning the last podcast on MI and ACS.

Altered Mental Status (AMS) podcast

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palmEM iPhone app

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