FAQ

CPR FOR THE SAVE

Brett Patterson addresses the topic of EMDs directing callers to administer chest compressions. What does the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) say?

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INEFFECTIVE BREATHING

What protocol do I used if a patient has fallen and effective breathing is a concern? Brett Patterson discusses this anonymous question from a reader.

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TRAUMA OR SICK?

Brett: We had a debate whether to triage an incident as trauma or sick, using this scenario as an example: A female is brushing her teeth. Her jaw locks up. What would you recommend? Angela D. Thomas, EMD Fulton County Emergency Communications Center Atlanta, Ga., USA Angela: As you have discovered, the difference between what

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