Usual Suspects
(Common Emergencies)
Skill Sheet PTSD
(Components of an assessment)
I don't want your cooties
(Communicable Diseases)
It wasn't me
(Causes of infectious disease)
Hey Google
(Important Terms)
100

These calls include conditions like asthma and COPD.

Respiratory Emergencies

100

Even your nightmares start with part of an assessment.

"BSI, scene safety" AKA Scene Survey

100

This virus gripped the US with fear in the 80's.

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

100

In the right conditions, these grow outside the human body.

Bacteria

100

Your awareness and concern for potentially serious underlying and unseen injuries or illness.

Index of suspicion

200

Treatment for these types of calls used to include activated charcoal.

Toxicologic Emergencies

200

It's the alphabet soup of your assessment.

History Taking (SAMPLE & OPQRST)

200

This used to be the primary reason healthcare workers would use a N95 mask.

Tuberculosis

200

These are the life of the party.

Fungi

200

A subjective finding.

Symptoms

300

Anaphylaxis for example..

Immunologic Emergencies

300

This should be an ongoing process.

Reassessment

300

Also referred to as "whooping cough".

Pertussis

300

Single-celled microscopic organisms.

Protozoa (parasitic Amoebas)

300

Occurs when new cases of a disease in a human population substantially exceed the number of expected based on recent experience.

Epidemic

400

AMS can make these calls a little tricky to diagnose.

Neurologic Emergencies

400

This should give you deja vu.

Secondary Assessment

400

The root cause of the most recent pandemic.

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

400

Only viable within a host and will die if exposed to the environment.

Viruses

400

The strength or ability of a pathogen to produce disease.

Virulence

500

These types of calls can range from a UTI to kidney stones, and everything in between.

Urologic Emergencies

500

This is the EMS version of the worst blind date you've ever had.

General Impression and Primary Assessment

500

The most common nosocomial infection.

MERSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

500

Often the unwanted and unintentional souvenir that can be brought back from vacation.

Helminths (parasitic worms)

500

A hospital acquired infection.

Nosocomial Infection

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