Posted: February 26th, 2018
A 70-year-old alcoholic patient with acute lethargy, confusion, and incontinence is admitted to the hospital ED. His wife tells you that he fell down the stairs about a month ago, but “he didn’t have a scratch afterward.” She feels that he has become gradually less active and sleepier over the last 10 days or so.
A. Place on the hospital alcohol withdrawal protocol.
B. Transfer to radiology for a CT scan.
C. Insert a retention catheter to straight drainage.
D. Give phenytoin (Dilantin) 100 mg PO.
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