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If they are in the 3rd or 4th stage of sleep, the alarm is "snoozed" automatically, but if they were in stage 1 or 2 of sleep, the more arousable stages, the alarm sounded to wake the sleeper.
However, the medical records indicated that Elisabeth was not wide awake at the time of extubation; rather, she was arousable.
These grooming sessions left him pleasant and arousable for about one hour.
He became drowsy but arousable two days after admission.
She initially was arousable, but her mental status deteriorated and she was electively intubated to protect her airway.
In general, the patient was an overweight African-American man who was slightly somnolent but easily arousable and was oriented to time, place, and person.
Much can be done in the meantime until the patient becomes more aware and arousable.