What is included in prehospital care of patients with encephalitis?

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: David S Howes, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In the prehospital setting, evaluate and treat for shock or hypotension. Administer crystalloid infusion in patients with evidence of circulatory compromise. Consider airway protection in patients with an altered mental status. Seizure precautions are indicated. Treat seizures according to usual protocols (ie, lorazepam 0.1 mg/kg given intravenously [IV]). All patients should receive oxygen and have intravenous access secured en route to the emergency department (ED). See the following for more information:


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