The differential diagnosis of syncope: a guide for emergency department advanced practice nurses.

@article{Wahlrab2012TheDD,
  title={The differential diagnosis of syncope: a guide for emergency department advanced practice nurses.},
  author={Lisa Wahlrab},
  journal={Advanced emergency nursing journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={341-9}
}
Syncope is common in patients presenting in the emergency department, and it is essential that advanced practice nurses (APNs) be able to quickly and efficiently risk-stratify these patients. The importance of a thorough and accurate history and physical examination cannot be understated in diagnosing the pathology of syncope. Although vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of syncope, it is important to rule out the life-threatening causes of syncope first. APNs working in emergency… CONTINUE READING