Fainting

Definition:

Fainting, which is also called syncope, can be related to many different things. More than one thing may be the cause of fainting.

Fainting can happen when not enough oxygen flows through your blood and into your brain. You lose consciousness, or "pass out," for a very brief time -- just a few seconds or minutes.

Types of Fainting
Signs and Symptoms
Management

GO DR SHAVPU ACBC 

Treat patient in a recumbent position to aid cerebral perfusion, Loosen tight clothing, Elevate leg to aid venous return, try to keep patient in the recumbent position and treat as a stretcher case, attach to an ECG monitor, continually monitor vital signs.

Most patients who experience syncope make a full recovery without the need of hospital assessment/treatment

RED FLAGS: Are any of the following ECG abnormalities - conduction abnormality (for example, complete right or left bundle branch block or any degree of heart block), evidence of a long or short QT interval, or any ST segment or T wave abnormalities.

Secondary Survey

ASHICE (Consider)

Transport to Hospital if required 

Professional Handover 

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