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Flashcards in Unconsciousness Deck (5)
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1

Reasons why a patient may be unconsciousness

Drugs or toxins
Head trauma
secondary to metabolic conditions or circulatory disturbances

2

Obtunded definition

Patient is depressed - is awake but not very responsive

3

Stuporous definition

Semi - comatose and only responds to painful stimuli

4

Comatose

Unconscious and doesn't respond to stimuli

5

What are the 3 levels of unconscious

Obtunded, stuporous and comatose