Loss of Consciousness

What is a loss of consciousness?

Otherwise known as fainting or syncope- Loss of consciousness is an abnormal state of lack of response to sensory stimuli, resulting from injury, illness, shock, or some other bodily disorder. Deep, prolonged unconsciousness is known as coma. It’s caused by a sudden decrease of blood flow to the brain. An episode typically lasts a few seconds or minutes. Most fainting spells are not a cause for concern. But if you faint often or have other symptoms, you should seek medical attention.

What to Expect

When you visit one of our iCare Emergency Room & Urgent Care locations,  our medical team, led by an experienced ER physicians will immediately assess your situation, employ life saving intervention as needed, assess your medical history and provide a physical examination.  Your care team may perform further laboratory tests. Once you are diagnosed, a treatment plan will be provided based on severity of your condition and symptoms. In the event that a patient requires hospitalization or other procedures that we do not offer at iCare, we are able to transfer them to a hospital for admission.