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Altered Mental Status

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.
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