Is your patient injured, intoxicated, or both?


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Abstract

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIf you assume that a patient is “just intoxicated” without a proper evaluation, this decision could lead to injury or death. To avoid missing life-threatening emergencies, remember that your patient might: Display symptoms that appear to be heavy alcohol ingestion but which are caused by a head injury. Fail to give an accurate history due to their mental status. Fail to report pain in an injured area.

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