What are the initial emergency department (ED) interventions in the treatment of syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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In patients brought to the emergency department with a presumptive diagnosis of syncope, appropriate initial interventions may include the following:

  • IV access, oxygen administration, and cardiac monitoring
  • ECG and rapid blood glucose evaluation

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