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Altered Mental Status

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Joseph Mort
  1. Develop a differential diagnosis for a patient presenting with altered mental status.
  2. Identify reversible causes of altered mental status and the appropriate diagnostic tests to evaluate for these disorders.
  3. Differentiate between delirium, dementia, and coma.
  4. List risk factors for delirium and interventions to decrease the risk of delirium in the hospital setting.
AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e > Delirium and Dementia
AccessMedicine > Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8e > Altered Mental Status and Coma
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Delirium
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AccessMedicine > Case Files: Psychiatry 5e > Case 46 > Case 46


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