# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 790479178

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify a medical emergency.


Identification should include
  • evaluating signs and symptoms that would indicate a medical emergency (e.g., extreme breathing difficulty, loss of consciousness, severe bleeding, or severe pain)
  • following appropriate procedure for accessing emergency care system (or other appropriate personnel if condition is not life threatening)
  • using codes according to facility policy
  • measuring vital signs, knowing normal ranges, and recognizing abnormal findings
  • demonstrating principles
  • following steps of professional/provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • performing first aid procedures for
    • bleeding
    • diabetic coma or insulin shock
    • fracture
    • seizure
    • shock
    • syncope.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are symptoms of common medical emergencies, such as diabetic emergencies, a heart attack, choking, heatstroke, uncontrollable bleeding, a stroke, impending delivery of a baby?
  • What tools should be available to assess each of these emergencies?
  • What is the importance of knowing emergency policies and procedures specific to a facility?
  • What are normal vital sign ranges?
  • What would be the appropriate response to diabetic emergencies, a heart attack, choking, heatstroke, uncontrollable bleeding, a stroke, impending delivery of a baby?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Professions Events


Medical Assisting


Emergency Preparedness Events


CPR/First Aid