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Case Introduction

EMS brings in a postictal 34 year old female after she has a seizure. She is complaining of a headache…

Initial Vitals
  • Temp 98.9
  • HR 110
  • RR 10
  • BP 175/115
  • O2 95%
Critical Actions
  • Articulate Full Neurologic Exam
  • Early Blood Glucose
  • Identification of Pregnancy
  • Administer Magnesium
  • Treat the Patient’s Blood Pressure
Final Diagnosis

Eclampsia

Tips and Tricks

All women of childbearing age should receive a pregnancy test early in the case

Additional Reading