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Altered Mental Status


anticholinergic-syndrome-60secondemA 27 year old male is brought to the emergency department by paramedics after a bystander called 911 because he was staggering down the street with slurred incomprehensible speech. Upon arrival in the ED, the patient appears to have an altered mental status. The patient’s pupils (shown) are equal and sluggishly reactive to light. The patient’s skin is flushed and dry.

Vitals signs:
T 101.9 F, HR 124, RR 14, BP 119/65, Pulse Ox. 100%

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