Anesthesia Central is an all-in-one web and mobile solution for treating patients before, during, and after surgery. This collection of drug, procedures and test information is derived from Davis’s Drug, MGH Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and MEDLINE Journals. Explore these free sample topics:
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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)
- Assess the ABCs.
- Check level of consciousness.
- If patient awake and able, give 15 grams of PO carbohydrate (glucose tabs, juice, etc.).
- If patient has decreased mental status or NPO, give 1 amp of D50W IV. If no IV access is possible, administer 1 mg of glucagon IM.
- Recheck blood glucose in 15 minutes to assess further need for treatment.