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Remember 2 Things: Altered mental status in geriatric patients

EMS providers frequently assess geriatric patients with altered mental status. This EMS1 training video reviews two common conditions — hyperglycemia and sepsis — that can cause changes in a patient’s mental status.

After watching Steve Whitehead discuss these conditions, learn more about sepsis assessment and treatment in articles from Kelly Grayson and Rom Duckworth. Then share your geriatric assessment tips in the comments.