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What are some examples of common medical scenarios?

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Some examples of common medical scenarios include a fallen elderly patient, a middle-aged person being reported as being drunk for consecutive days, an elderly patient claims she is weak or shaky and a report of a feeding tube falling out. These instances occur regularly according to EMS1.

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Many medical scenarios outlined in typical patient simulation programs, while well-prepared, only outline about one-third of the situations real-life EMTs and paramedics actually encounter. Most patient scenarios lie outside the parameters bulleted on the National Registry skill sheet, states EMS1.

A clinical case scenario assessment is available on GeekyMedics.com. This site offers study guides, quizzes and other high quality clinical learning materials.

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