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Critical and noncritical medical emergency|
How do you differentiate between critical and noncritical medical emergency?
How does a doctor conclude a situation is not a medical emergency?
All these functions should be normal relevant to age.
What best describes this medical emergency situation?
Individual survival needs — food, clothing, housing, health care, transportation, communications, etc. – are not available from the state.
The patient is not able to talk normally.
The patient is not able to move his or her extremities normally.
The patient is not able to walk normally.
The patient’s vital signs, like consciousness (able to hear, see, talk), pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature relevant to age are not normal.
The patient is agitated or sleepy.
The patient is having acute functional loss or abbreation.
The patient is in acute pain.
The patient has a history of new problems/complaints with recent harms relevant to symptoms.
The patient is a danger to him/herself or others.
The patient is a female of child-bearing age who needs medical termination of pregnancy.
The patient has pregnancy-related complications.
This is a woman’s sexual exploitation situation.
This is an individual does not know the whereabouts of family members.
This is a situation involving a child who does not have a caregiver.
This is a situation with symptoms, signs, statements, questions, issues, or history that has been elaborated in the list of symptoms, signs, statements, questions, issues, or history of medical emergencies.
(If the answer to any one of questions is yes, this is a medical emergency.)
What are examples of emergency relevant to an individual?
What are various symptoms, signs, statements, questions, issues, and histories that should raise suspicion of a medical emergency?
If this is not a medical emergency, it can be a medical disability or prolonged intentional enforced harms.
Is there any medical disability, non-emergency problem or prolonged intentional enforced harms? If yes, a follow-up is required via e-mail, call, postal mail, or a doctor’s appointment.