A "diagnosis" that EMDs may accept at face value because of its high degre of accuracy.
Diabetes
Airway control is the first priority in Post-Dispatch Instructions if the patient is _____.
Unconscious
The intentional intake of a potentially harmful substance.
Overdose
Sluggish, decreased level of consciousness, paleness, cyanosis (blue or gray).
Hypothermia
Heat or cold extremes may ___ other medical problems.
Trigger
Six hours or more have passed since the incident or injury occurred.
Nonrecent
___ Law of Medical Dispatch: First, do no harm.
First
Patients who are undergoing care for terminal illness or injury where the goal is comfort and/or pain relieve rather than survial.
Palliative
Ineffective, deteriorating breathing pattern that lingers after the heart has essentially stopped pumping blood tot he brain.
Agonal
First Law of ___: Near fainting is best described as "almosted fainted" and should be considered the same as fainting.
Fainting
___ pain in cardiac age-range patients is considered a "heart attack" until proven otherwise.
Epigastric
Less common cause of abdominal pain is ___.
Appendicitis
___ pressure on the wound should be avoided in the presence of visible fractured bone or foreign objects.
Direct
"Tearing" or "ripping" pain in the back or flank and possibly also the abdomen could be suspected Aortic ___.
Aneurysm
A physical injury or wound caused by an external force through accident or violence.
Trauma
First Law of ___ pain: "Hurts to breath" is not considered difficulty or abnormal breathing.
Chest
A non-recent traumatic cause of back pain could be fractured ___.
Ribs
___ of pain is not related to the seriousness of the problem.
Severity
True ___ is a benign condition.
Hyperventilation
___ problems are potentially life-threatening until proven otherwise.
Breathing
Second Law of ___: Don't get it on you or even touch it.
Responders
First Law of Responders: Don't take more ___ to the scene.
Victims
Patients who have inhaled carbon monoxide may be found in any stage of ___.
Intoxication
An incident involving a gas, liquid, or other material that, in any quantity poses a threat to life, health or property.
HAZMAT
Do Not Resuscitate.
DNR
An obvious death may be determined by ___.
Decapitation
Always combine a ___ with a reason and repeat it verbatim.
Command
A partial airway obstruction may include ___ breathing.
Abnormal
Occurs when the airway is partially or totally blocked by an object.
Choking
An early sign of low ___ sugar is abnormal behavior.
Blood
A state of unconsciousness from which the patient cannot be aroused.
Coma