What is included in prehospital care for caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Prehospital care is primarily supportive, as follows:

  • Address airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs): Administer oxygen, obtain intravenous access, attach cardiac monitors (if available), and frequently assess vital signs and consciousness (eg, by using the alert, responds to voice, responds to pain, and unresponsive [AVPU] or Glasgow Coma scale).

  • Check blood glucose level.

  • Patients with anxiety, severe agitation, or seizures may require a short-acting benzodiazepine (eg, lorazepam) given intravenously or intramuscularly.


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