Altered Mental Status Nursing Mnemonic

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AEIOU TIPS

  • A-Alcohol/durgs
  • E-Endocrine
  • I-Insulin
  • O-Overdose
  • U-Uremia
  • T-Trauma
  • I-Infection
  • P-Psychiatric
  • S-Shock

Description

There are many reasons why a patient may present with altered mental status. Neurological injury is not the only reason for AMS! Make sure you explore all possibilities.