Create a Free MyAccess Profile
If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus.
Acute Care Advisor 2017.1 Copyright © 2017 RelayHealth, a division of McKesson Technologies Inc. All rights reserved.
Altered level of consciousness (ALOC) means that you are not as awake, alert, or able to understand or react as you are normally. Causes of ALOC include:
A head injury
Alcohol or drugs
Dangerously low body temperature (hypothermia)
Diseases such as diabetes and thyroid disease
Different levels of ALOC include: