In an effort to become more systematic, I am trying to categorise the different complaints we get called to. I am not completely satisfied with any of the lists I have found in my paramedic books, although they have been of great help. My goal is to make a list as comprehensive as possible to help me remember all possible causes of for example chest pain, and to be able to exclude as many possibilities as possible, at least of the critical causes. The list should include all possible critical conditions, and the most common ones that are not critical. That way I can easily see which conditions I need to learn more about or refresh my knowledge of. So far I have come up with these main categories: Unresponsive/unconscious (maybe these should be two separate categories?) Respiratory/breathing problems Chest pain Abdominal pain Back pain Headache Seizures Vomit/diarrhoea Reduced neurological function (not sure about this category, and it might not be the best translation from Norwegian) Vision problems Pregnant patients If anybody is interested in helping me I can post the different causes I have come up with so far in the different categories. Eventually I want to expand it to include things like critical findings and important examinations under the different categories as well, but still try to keep it short and easy to read.