What is the prehospital care for unstable patients with acute cholangitis?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Timothy M Scott, DO; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In unstable patients with cholangitis, prehospital care should include the following:

  • Immediate assessment of ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation)

  • Monitoring (eg, pulse oximetry, cardiac monitor, frequent blood pressure measurements, blood glucose measurement)

  • Stabilization (eg, oxygen, placement of 2 large-bore IVs, administration of IV fluids to unstable patients)

  • Rapid transport


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