What is included in prehospital care for Wernicke encephalopathy (WE)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Philip N Salen, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Because patients with WE present with altered mental status in the prehospital setting, focus prehospital care on stabilizing the airway, ensuring oxygenation, ruling out hypoglycemia, and maintaining blood pressure and euvolemia.


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