Eight Senses Assessment - page 2

everyone seems to enjoy these "games". once again it is a no blame no shame game. you have been on the holiday of your life camping out on a deserted remote national park. you have a mobile... Read More

  1. by   karenG
    I wasnt thinking of bears either- went into D& D mode so was thinking more about crazed axemen leaping out from behind bushs!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry!

    ok will think about this.

    Karen
  2. by   P_RN
    ABC ok?

    What is the color of his skin? Ruby red perhaps Carbon Monoxide poisoning from the kerosene lamps. Get out into air.
    Temperature cold, hot, dry, moist? Cover appropriately.
    Check for wounds, burns etc.


    How much is in a cask? I'm not familiar with that measure.
    I assume methylated spirits is kerosene/lamp oil?
    Any in the cold lamp?

    Odor of alcohol? stool? emesis? urine?

    Is he arousable? Shake and shout.....if he arouses, ask did he drink the kerosene?

    Eyes pupils reactive, size? hyphemic?

    Abdomen, distended, tympanic?
  3. by   passing thru
    Dead drunk from a bender !!
  4. by   Katnip
    Hmmm. Now that we know about the alcohol, that makes a difference.

    A bear might not eat what's in the pot. They can smell some things that are bad for you.
  5. by   sanakruz
    I agree with audreyfa
    Mushroom intoxication.
    Medical intervention is indicated.
  6. by   memphispanda
    I'm going to guess he drank the methylated spirits and caused himself some major damage.
  7. by   gwenith
    A reasonably comon memonic for remembering the caauses of an altered level of consciousness is

    AEIUO-TIPS-O

    Alcohol
    Encephalitis
    Insulin problems
    Overdose
    Uremia
    Trauma
    Tumour
    Infarction
    Psychiatric
    Siezures
    Other

    In Australia we would have to add "envenomation" to the above list.

    Methylated spirits is wood alcohol
    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mdunk/anthony/metho.html
    In Australia it is notorious as a drink for the homeless and terminal alcoholics "metho drinkers". Methylated spirits is not easily detected on the breath.
  8. by   Katnip
    In the US, too. So Karen's snakes might have dun it.
  9. by   karenG
    we only have one poisonous snake, the adder and think it might run a mile! more chance of meeting a crazed dwarven axeman!!

    Karen
  10. by   passing thru
    Thats a good mneumonic....... A-E-I-0-U.......TIPS

    THANKS
  11. by   P_RN
    Coulda been one of those heaping big SPIDERS too.
  12. by   passing thru
    What is the answer here, ?????????????????????
    No one has responded in nearly 4 days...............
    Was there an end ing ?????????????????????????????
  13. by   karenG
    maybe we decided (as hard nurses!) that we were on holiday, the person was dead............and we'd finish our holiday and tell someone when we got home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    only kidding!

    Karen

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