General Management Goals

Beyond the initial stabilization of the patient and the detection of conditions that require immediate specific treatment, the management of patients with altered consciousness is primarily supportive. The responsibility to protect patients from harm runs the gamut from keeping the confused ambulator from wandering away to endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. Making an etiological diagnosis as rapidly as possible may permit specific treatment ( .Table.l-B ).

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