Date Published

October 12, 2023

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


In regards to medications with a condition of "unaltered", should we be administering these if the pt is GCS 15, then has a syncopal episode (or other altered period) in your care and then returns to GCS 15? An example would be a chest pain call where you want to treat with ASA and Ondansetron. Is it a case of "once you're out you're out" or would it still be appropriate to treat as they have now returned to an unaltered state? Thanks


If the patient at the time of administration of the medication is unaltered, with no reason for you to think they will again become altered, then the medication may be administered.

Please see Ask MAC from March 13 2023 for a similar question/answer.



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