Ethanol

CAS RN: 64-17-5

Laboratory

A) Obtain an ethanol concentration (either blood or breath).
B) A bedside dextrose is indicated for patients with an altered mental status.
C) Consider a head CT for comatose patients or those with evidence of trauma.
D) Monitor serum chemistries.
E) Obtain arterial or venous blood gases, and serum and urine ketones for alcoholic ketoacidosis.
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