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Unconsciousness - first aid

  • Alternative Names

    Loss of consciousness - first aid; Coma - first aid; Mental status change; Altered mental status


    The person will be unresponsive (does not respond to activity, touch, sound, or other stimulation).

    The following symptoms may occur after a person has been unconscious:

    • Confusion
    • Drowsiness
    • Headache
    • Inability to speak or move parts of his or her body (see stroke symptoms)
    • Light-headedness
    • Loss of bowel or bladder control (incontinence)
    • Rapid heartbeat (palpitations)
    • Stupor