GP emergency management

A pale young man feeling weak, nauseous and faint: how to manage?

Vivienne Miller



On presentation at your general practice this 32-year-old man’s pulse rate and blood pressure were both very low. What do you do next?

Article Extract

A 32-year-old man walks into your general practice physically supported by his sister. He looks pale and unwell and feels very weak, nauseated and faint. He says he normally has good health but hasn’t been well since waking this morning.