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!
This exercise helps students with assessments in the chest pain patient and helps students begin to hone their differential diagnostic skills.
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.
This exercise will help students do several things, including differential diagnosis and initially focusing assessment efforts on the most relevant items.
Break down the challenging scenario of a 62 year old male with headaches upon waking, left arm weakness and who bit his tongue while sleeping. Dan helps analyze the question and differentiate sudden vs gradual onset symptoms and what they mean in terms of differential diagnoses.
Medicine is full of nooks and crannies. Many patients love to tell you about their medical conditions — sometimes in way more detail than we need. How well do you know some of the conditions your patients share with you? This quiz will help you find out.