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Patient assessment is the process an EMT or paramedic follows to evaluate an injured or ill patient. The process includes a scene size-up, which is the identification and mitigation of risks, a primary assessment to find and fix life threats and a secondary assessment to perform a focused history and physical exam of the patient. Each step is an opportunity to collect information that will guide treatment and inform a transport decision. In the EMS1 Patient Assessment topic find the latest news about patient assessment and top resources to improve your patient assessment skills.

A pee color chart can help EMTs, paramedics and firefighters know if they are properly hydrated
What providers need to know about the use of semiglutide drugs for weight loss when it comes to personal health and patient care
NAEMSP and NATA recommend a cool first, transport second approach to exertional heat stroke treatment with cold water immersion therapy
Download this EMS1 patient simulation devices buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation
Training at the Mineral County Airport involved several departments and agencies dealing with a patient surge
Part of a large tree fell onto a cabin in Oceana County, trapping the counselor in her bed
Oakland police said several people were wounded during a sideshow shooting following a Juneteenth celebration that had thousands in attendance
First responders in Syracuse rescued several members of two families including a child trapped in a car
A teen hiking in the Spanish Fork Canyon area was trapped when a boulder fell on top of him, breaking his leg
Video shows a Riverside County helicopter crew rescuing the couple in a dry creek bed as the temperature neared triple digits
A long duration heat wave across the country is expected to last into Friday
Update your understanding of the role of antibiotics, fluid administration and coordination of clinical care
Workers in Raleigh were on top of the deck when it collapsed
Ogle County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to a report of a person threatening to kill themselves and others when they were immediately fired upon
Newport News first responders had not followed protocols and incorrectly declared Quandrell Williams dead
Learn what to look for and how to advocate for elderly patients who may be much sicker than they appear
Mechanisms, roles and potential risk: What medics need to know about aspirin
An EMT’s personal story and tips on how to communicate with individuals with aphasia in an emergency situation
A Deschutes County deputy was one of at least three people injured when a bull jumped out of the ring at the Sisters Rodeo
The pilot radioed he had engine problems shortly before trying to land on a street in Arvada
Nine patients were injured by gunfire in the downtown Madison shooting
Workers in the funeral home immediately started CPR but the woman died later at a hospital
Several people were injured, some trapped in portable toilets at the Topsham Fairgrounds
The temperature outside the event soared past 100 degrees Fahrenheit
The Heat and Health Index is a new tool that provides heat-health data at the ZIP code level
When you absolutely need to write something down make sure you have a weatherproof Rite in the Rain notebook
It took Dayton firefighters approximately 90 minutes to extricate the woman
Three people were injured, two critically when a hot air balloon came near power lines in Lowell
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