Diagnosis is a process all EMS providers must embrace if we want to thrive clinically. I believe more errors come from blowing the diagnosis and administering the wrong drug than from psychomotor errors in medication administration.
This top ten list comes from a popular EMT presentation Dan did about 10 years ago. Some things never change! #10: Don’t splint your patient to death. Multiple fractures = multiple trauma.
Part 2 of Dan’s “Ask Me Anything” series to help people prepare for the NREMT. Learn tips and tricks for reading a NREMT style question, test your knowledge on the questions provided and hear what your follow students are asking about!
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 attached exercise is designed to help students wrap their head around body system exams as a precursor to differential diagnostic decision-making.
This exercise helps students with assessments in the chest pain patient and helps students begin to hone their differential diagnostic skills.
There was a TV show called “What’s My Line” from the 1950s – the 1970s. I have memories of watching this show with my grandparents back then. The celebrity panel asked questions of people on the show to guess their occupation. Why am I writing about this old TV show? I was looking for a […]
Patients tell us symptoms and we have to put together the pieces and make sense of it. This clinical minute explains how.
The first minutes with the patient can be the most critical. This clinical minute details the parts of the primary assessment and how to make those minutes count
Something as simple as whether the patient’s signs and symptoms came on slowly or quickly makes a big difference. Find out why.