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Quiz: 4 things EMS providers need to know about pulmonary embolism
When a patient’s life is in your hands, you need to know the risk factors, signs and symptoms of PE
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By Sean Hulsman
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the second leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in the United States. However, the most prominent symptom of PE is shortness of breath – a symptom associated with many different disease processes. EMS providers need to be able to thoroughly assess patients for possible PE and, in order to do so, providers must have a working knowledge of the risk factors, signs and symptoms of PE.
Read EMS1’s 4 things EMS providers need to know about pulmonary embolism and take this quiz to test your knowledge.