What is included in prehospital care for encephalitis?

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: David S Howes, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Management in the prehospital setting includes the following:

  • Evaluation and treatment for shock or hypotension

  • Airway protection (in patients with altered mental status)

  • Seizure precautions

  • Oxygen and IV access secured en route to the hospital (all patients)


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