What is the required prehospital care for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Prehospital care of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) requires careful attention to airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs). Administration of oxygen and assisted ventilation may be indicated, along with establishment of intravenous access. Emergency medical services personnel should monitor for cardiac arrhythmias and transport expeditiously.


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