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Cardiac Rhythm Disturbance Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Cardiac Rhythm Disturbance Emergencies Cardiac rhythm disturbance or arrhythmia is one of the top 15 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for about 2% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for […]

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Stroke Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Stroke Emergencies Stroke is one of the top 15 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for 2% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Stroke is a medical […]

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Diabetic Symptoms Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Diabetic Symptoms Diabetic symptoms (hypoglycemia) are among the top 10 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for 2.5% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Diabetes is a […]

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Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies Poisoning and overdose are among the top 10 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for 3.5% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). According […]

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Seizure Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Seizure Emergencies A seizure is the eighth most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 5% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). A seizure (formally called an […]

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Altered Level of Consciousness Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Altered Level of Consciousness Emergencies An altered level of consciousness is the seventh most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 7% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and […]

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Loss of Consciousness & Fainting Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Loss of Consciousness & Fainting Emergencies Loss of consciousness and fainting is the sixth most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 8% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs […]

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Behavioral & Psychiatric Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Behavioral and psychiatric disorders are the fifth most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 8% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Behavioral […]

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Chest Pain Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Chest Pain Chest pain, or chest discomfort, is the fourth most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for about 10% of all EMS calls. (Click here our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Causes of chest […]

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Respiratory Distress Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Respiratory Distress Respiratory distress (or shortness of breath) is the third most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for more than 12% of all EMS calls. (Click here to view our full list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs […]