mental confusion

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The order of assessment elements in the Nurse Dysphagia Screen allows rapid determination of any need to withhold food and fluids due to a patient's decreased alertness or cognition, speech abnormalities, or difficulties managing secretions.
He was afebrile and hemodynamically stable; physical examination revealed decreased alertness, bilateral proximal leg weakness, and absence of neck rigidity.
The clinical presentation is nonspecific and includes headache, nausea, vomiting, visual changes, decreased alertness, and seizures.
Avoid driving at night and straight after lunch, when many people experience decreased alertness.
A couple of altered lifestyle factors may contribute, as well: The night shift is often occasion for a sedentary work style, and decreased alertness might even affect daytime activity.
Symptoms of AA and MDS include: increased bleeding, bruising, susceptibility to infectious, lingering illness, shortness of breath, fatigue, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite, decreased alertness and unusually pale skin.
The study concluded that time of day is a significant indicator of decreased alertness and performance and that work schedule variables are important determinants of job performance, including safety-sensitive tasks.
The baby's blood sodium becomes diluted causing low body temperatures, bloating, decreased alertness, and even seizures.
Decreased alertness in midafternoon appears to be a natural phenomenon-simply part of the circadian rhythms that affect us all.
The symptoms include forgetfulness and poor concentration, a slowing of motor functions, decreased alertness, apathy, withdrawal, mood swings, diminished interest in work, and loss of sex drive.
Low energy levels, in turn, can lead to decreased alertness, pessimism, irritability, and an overall sense of disengagement, which can have a negative impact on employee health, productivity, and performance.
Common risk factors for pressure ulcers include advanced age, chronic medical conditions that decrease mobility, poor nutrition, moisture, incontinence, decreased alertness, muscle spasms, and smoking (Blankenship, 2009).
These medications can contribute to dizziness, decreased alertness, and falls.
It was shown that stopping daily caffeine consumption produces changes in cerebral blood flow velocity and quantitative EEG that are likely related to the classic caffeine withdrawal symptoms of headache, drowsiness and decreased alertness.
Eight variables were significant independent predictors of pneumonia (increased pulse, respiratory rate [greater than or equal to] 30, temperature [greater than or equal to] 38 [degrees] C, somnolence or decreased alertness, presence of acute confusion, lung crackles on auscultation, absence of wheezes, and increased white blood count).