Cardiovascular emergencies are life-threatening disorders that must be recognized immediately to avoid delay in treatment and to minimize morbidity and mortality. Patients may present with severe hypertension, chest pain, dysrhythmia, … Continue reading Cardiac Emergencies
Assessing the abdomen, with its many organs performing multiple functions, is one of the most challenging tasks for EMS providers. While a comprehensive abdominal examination is impossible in the prehospital arena, applying a few simple assessment guidelines will enable providers to recognize an acute abdominal emergency.
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