Identify a medical emergency.
DefinitionIdentification 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
- diabetic coma or insulin shock
- 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.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).