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  • Be able to identify the principle causes of unconsciousness (metabolic and neurological) whilst also being aware of principle sub causes (drugs, hypoglycaemia, hypoxia; trauma, infection, vascular, epilepsy, raised intra-cranial pressure, reduced cerebral blood flow, endocrine).
  • To be able to make a rapid and immediate assessment including examination of coverings of nervous system (head, neck, spine) and Glasgow Coma Score
  • To be aware of manoeuvres and techniques to maintain a patient’s airway