EMS Care EMR Chapter – E15 | Caring for Common Medical Emergencies – Part I begins with an introduction to the subject and covers the various medical emergencies that you will encounter as an EMR. We subsequently explore in-depth the following topics
Besides just appearance and behavior, there are a few other tools that can be used to accurately determine whether a person has an altered mental status and if so, the cause.
One such tool is the Glasgow Coma Scale, which is a standardized tool used for describing the level of responsiveness. It is often used by EMTs and Paramedics and can come in handy for trauma and medical patients.
On this scale, the lowest possible score is 3 while the highest possible score is 15. On this scale, you award a maximum of:
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