Probably one of the elements of a head-to-toe assessment that is subject to the most uncertainty is the patient’s  level of consciousness. Knowing the difference between each level of consciousness will help you chart accurately and communicate your patient’s condition with precision. 

So, if you’ve ever wondered what the differences are between obtunded and stuporous, or lethargic and somnolent…pop your earbuds in and take a listen!

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