Dextrose, Dementia – The Difference.

Ever get the call where a patient has both diabetes and dementia and the call is for a change in mental status? When encountering these patients, it is very important to get a complete history leading up to the event such as last meal, medication administration, and if the change is sudden or gradual. In this weeks Mondays Minutes I wanted to touch on these two topics and how they can affect us as EMS professionals in the field.

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EMS and The “Caps”

Here are two items I chose that while do not relate to each other directly, they do relate to your everyday duties.