Learn about allergic reaction and anaphylaxis. Know how to differentiate between the two.
EMS professionals must consider the unique pediatric trauma victims’ anatomy and physiology during the interim treatment and transport. How do these differences from adults influence the findings during a trauma assessment and then dictate the ensuing management? Let’s take a closer look.
The percentage of venomous snakes is small compared to the number of non-venomous species. It is still not very comforting, but it makes it less likely you will encounter a snake-bitten patient who has been envenomated. That being said, let’s explore some information regarding the varieties of North American venomous snakes.
This exercise will help students do several things, including differential diagnosis and initially focusing assessment efforts on the most relevant items.
This area requires you to apply critical thinking to your classroom knowledge. Test these skills on a variety of high-stakes situations.
Secretions, chemical exposures, seizures and panic-stricken patients, plus every kind of childbirth you can imagine: The one thing these scenarios have in common is urgency! Take this test to see which areas you know best – and which ones you don’t.
EMS providers are on the frontlines of an opioid overdose in the United States. Have you become an expert at assessing narcotics overdose and administering naloxone?
Review signs and symptoms and treatments for opiate overdose, and get the need-to-know points on respiratory distress.
The attached exercise is designed to help students wrap their head around body system exams as a precursor to differential diagnostic decision-making.
The difference between the medical patient and the trauma patient begins at assessment and continues through care.