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BrainWaves #46 The neuro consult for altered mental status

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

The request for a consult is like calling in a favor. You shouldn't actually expect the consultant to do it; you should be polite and helpful in all the ways your grandmother expects you to behave. At least, that's the courtesy I've seen from really spectacular providers. In this week's episode, we review the proper etiquette for calling a consult, and you'll also hear some pearls on the workup for altered mental status.

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REFERENCES: None this week. (Sorry!)

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