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|Emergency Diagnosis and Treatment|
What are the types of patient assessment?
What is a medical emergency?
If a human being has any problem, symptom, complaint, or situation listed below, it is a medical emergency.
What best describes the problem, symptom, complaint, or situation in the list?
What type of assessment does this patient need?
What will happen if this medical condition is left without treatment?
The individual can die.
The individual can have a disability.
The individual can have severe pain.
The individual can have irreparable harm.
Does this situation need a doctor?
What should be displayed on an emergency medical record?
Details of the patient.
Details of the diagnosing and treating medical doctor.
Details of the patient.
What should be your first question in case a patient is referred to you?
Patient 60-second assessment by call center/Internet/telemedicine.
Where is the patient now?
How old is the patient?
What is the gender of the patient?
Who is reporting this emergency?
What are the sources of medical history?
Patient not responding to medical history questions.
Referral from medical doctor.
How much time has elapsed from the start of the emergency until now?
Does one individual or many individuals have medical emergencies at this location?
How many individuals have medical emergencies at this location?
If it is a multiple causality incident, the guidelines are different.
Check vital signs, mobility, and survival needs.
Consciousness of a human being has to be included in vital signs.
Consciousness, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature.
Consciousness is extremely essential in reaching a correct diagnosis and treatment.
What are the vital signs on the date and time of diagnosis and treatment?
How do you categorize the condition of the patient?
Is this an emergency?
What is the category of this emergency?
Is this a medical emergency?
In what type of setting does this patient need treatment?
Here are various examples.
Who has the duty to manage this emergency?
What best describes this human emergency?
Patient 60-second on-the-spot diagnosis and treatment. |
What problems, complaints, incidents, and issues need on-the-spot diagnosis and treatment?
|Are you the person reporting a medical emergency for yourself?|
|How do you do a quick assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of an unconscious patient?|
|Are all vital signs normal? Can the person move relevant to age? Has the person been provided with survival resources? Does the person or caregiver complaint of anything? Are these justified complaints?|
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?
There are at least 143 such symptoms, signs, statements, questions, issues, histories, and scenarios.
|Agitated Patient (Acute stress reaction.)|
|Abdominal Pain.(Stomach pain)|
|Any sudden or severe pain.|
|Animal bites (may require rabies or tetanus shot).|
|Behavior that is dangerous to self or others and cannot be managed.|
|Bleeding from any orifice or any part of human body that will not stop.|
|Bleeding which does not stop after applying pressure.|
|Being beaten by someone.|
|Change in mental status (such as unusual behavior, confusion, and difficulty arousing).|
|Changes in vision.|
|Cough with fever.|
|Coughing up or vomiting blood.|
|Confusion or changes in mental status|
|Cuts and abrasions.|
|Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure lasting two minutes or more.|
|Difficulty getting up.|
|Difficulty in passing urine.|
|Difficulty in passing feces.|
|Drowning or near drowning|
|Emergency diagnosis and treatment in neonatal period.|
|Emergency diagnosis and treatment after neonatal period.|
|Earaches and ear infections.|
|Electrical injury shock.|
|Environmental factors (hostile environment).|
|Foreign bodies in nose or ears.|
|Fainting or loss of consciousness.|
|Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness, seizure.|
|Feeling of committing suicide or murder.|
|Fever with breathlessness.|
|Functional impairment (not taking care of self. inability to gain relevant skills and knowledge relevant to age).|
|Human Rights Violations|
|Head or spine injury.|
|Human Pregnancy Emergencies|
|Hypothermia - frostbite.|
|Head pain that lasts longer than five minutes.|
|Intentional enforced harms.|
|Involuntary admission to a psychiatric facility|
|Loss of consciousness.|
|Loss of consciousness not related to a seizure|
|Loosening of social inhibitions.|
|Likely to be harmful to self or others.|
|Low abdominal pain.|
|Poisoning including overdoses of medication.|
|Persistent or severe vomiting.|
|Persistent unexplained fever even with Tylenol use.|
|Personality disorders (harmful to others). Panic attacks.|
|Psychosis(delusions, hallucinations, catatonia, thought disorder, loss of contact with reality).|
|Possible serious bone fractures.|
|Significant trauma (to the head, stomach, chest)|
|Seizure lasting over five minutes or continuous seizures|
|Severe asthmatic attack when prescribed medications do not work|
|Severe injuries as a result of accidents such as broken bones|
|Severe reactions to a medication with difficulty breathing or itching.|
|Severe reactions to insect bites or other previously unknown allergic reactions|
|Sore throat & fever|
|Severe neck or back injury.|
|Sexual intercourse due to conspiracy.|
|Severe or persistent vomiting.|
|Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea.|
|Severe pain in any part of the body that does not subside.|
|Serious drug reactions with psychiatric or non-psychiatric medications.|
|Syncope or unconsciousness.|
|Sudden or severe pain.|
|Sudden loss of vision.|
|Suicidal or homicidal feelings.|
|Sudden asthma attack that does not stop.|
|Sudden numbness or not being able to move an arm, leg, or one side of the body.|
|Sever headache with fever or vomiting.|
|Sudden injury or trauma due to a motor vehicle crash, burns, smoke inhalation, near drowning, wound, etc.|
|Sudden severe pain anywhere in the body.|
|Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision.|
|Swallowing a poisonous substance.|
|Shock symptoms, e.g., confusion, disorientation, cool/clammy, pale skin.|
Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea.|
|Stroke or suspected stroke (paralysis, numbness, confusion)|
|Trauma with unconsciousness.|
|Trauma with cuts, sprains, or abrasions.|
|Trauma with open fracture.|
|Trauma with pain on mobility.|
|Trauma with swelling.|
|Unable to detect breathing|
|Unconsciousness with diabetes.|
|Unconsciousness at a public location.|
|Sudden unconsciousness at home.|
|Unable to move|
|Upper abdominal pain.|
|Unusual abdominal pain.|
|Unusual or persistent abdominal pain.|
|Unexplained stupor, drowsiness or disorientation.|
|Violence or other rapid changes in behavior.|
|Vomiting or coughing blood.|
|Vomiting and diarrhea.|
What will happen if you do not diagnose and treat a medical emergency properly? |
It can lead to death.
It can lead to disability.
It can lead to other harms.
It can lead to medical malpractice.
It can lead to legal malpractice.
Annual health assessment. |
Here are further guidelines.
|Common Medical Emergencies|
|Dispatching for an emergency|
|Emergency Diagnosis and Treatment|
|Emergency Diagnosis Code|
Emergency medical record|
Emergency Department record
|Emergency medical responder|
|Emergency medical record|
|List of medical emergencies|
|Medico legal cases|
|Symptoms & Signs A-Z List|
|State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management|
|What are various symptoms, signs, statements, questions, issues, and histories that should raise suspicion of a medical emergency?|
How are most patients categorized in American triage locations up to February 12, 2012?
Immediately life threatening
Urgent, but not immediately life threatening
How should patients be categorized around the world, including in America, in case of a medical emergency?
Undetermined, Good, Fair, Serious, Critical.
Fair, serious, or critical will always get a medical diagnosis that needs emergency treatment.
This can be only done by an emergency medical doctor able to reach the correct diagnosis and provide treatment.
Is there a difference between emergency and non-emergency medical diagnosis?
Yes, there is.
What is the difference between non-emergency and emergency medical diagnosis?
This example will make you understand.
Diabetes is a non-emergency medical diagnosis.
Diabetes with hyperosmolar coma or diabetic ketoacidosis is an emergency medical diagnosis.
What is the role of www.qureshiuniversity.com/medicalemergencyworld.html in a medical emergency?
Guide the following:
Doctor in a medical emergency.
Emergency responder in a medical emergency.
Emergency call center in a medical emergency.
Watcher, relative, or acquaintance of the victim in a medical emergency.
Victim himself or herself in a medical emergency.
Guide the state department of health worldwide.
|When Is It Really an Emergency?|
|What types of patients get admitted to emergency room (ER), operating Room (OR), intensive care unit (ICU), and hospital wards and need Internet health care or outpatient (OPD) health care?|