Engine Co. EMS, treating impaired consciousness

 

 

 

Impaired consciousness is a legitimate medical emergency. Try not to become jaded. Cynicism breeds contempt, which leads to poor patient care. A person’s mental state may have been compromised, likely by his own hand, but beneath intoxication lies the person that will reappear when the substance that caused the impairment wears off. The patient may or may not remember his encounter with you, but that is irrelevant. How you respond to the patient is what matters most. Treating everybody who comes into your care with dignity and respect reflects on you, your crew, and your department…

the rest is here;

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2017/02/responding-to-the-impaired-patient.html

 

 

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