What is included in prehospital care for alcohol toxicity?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Michael D Levine, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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The prehospital care provider has several important tasks. First, the prehospital provider should search for any empty containers near the patient. In addition, a blood sugar level should be obtained on anyone who appears intoxicated. Local protocols and the skill level of the provider dictate additional prehospital care for patients with altered mental status.


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