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Signs and Symptoms

Discussion in 'NREMT' started by compora19, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. compora19

    compora19 Forum Probie

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    I was just wondering if anyone had a quick sheet put together for signs and symptoms? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Linuss

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    For what condition?


    Anyways, signs and symptoms of many things can mimic sings and symptoms of many other things.


    AMS can be hypoglycemia, head trauma, stroke, drugs, etc etc etc
     
  3. compora19

    compora19 Forum Probie

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    yeah i meant like all conditions in the book lol, it is by far my weakest spot and i take NR soon.
     
  4. HotelCo

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    You want all the signs and symptoms for all conditions?

    If so, you need to go back and re-read your book.
     
  5. JPINFV

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    If you're weak on anatomy and physiology, pick up a review book and work on your A/P. Signs and symptoms happen for a reason, and A/P is that reason.
     
  6. medic417

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    Sounds as if you need to request a refund from your school.
     
  7. daedalus

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    I got a great little sheet you can use. Google Harrisons Principals of Internal Medicine. It will fit in a backpack.
     
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  8. compora19

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    haha no its not that bad...im just going to go through and make notecards of them all, i was hoping someone would have had them typed up or something so i could just print them off and copy them.

    Daedalus - thanks i will check it out
     
  9. medic417

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    If you don't make the effort you will not be able to recall. The more effort put in the more you get out of it.
     
  10. Linuss

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    compora, you truly can't "make notecards" for S&S that easily.


    If I said HR 130, BP 160/80, RR of 30, and unconsciousness, what would pop in your head?
     
  11. JPINFV

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    ...that the patient has seen better days...
     
  12. GoingLoud

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    compensated shock? but thats just what i think.
     
  13. Mountain Res-Q

    Mountain Res-Q Forum Deputy Chief

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    "Oh, crap, someone call a Paramedic... I'm just a lowly EMT..." :p j/k
     
  14. ResTech

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    What I do is make "pathophysiology cards" on the large size index cards.... kinda like you do when you make drug cards.

    I summerized the pathophysiology for common conditions, list signs and symptoms, and treatment. It works well for review... it really does.
     
  15. daedalus

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    It was a joke, hunny. That book is bigger than two dictionaries on top of each other, although it is the gold standard text for medicine and you will find just about every adult disease in there. It is a great book to have at home to reference.

    There is no such thing as cards for common signs and symptoms. Abdominal pain is a symptom of about 700 + ailments. You just have to know A&P and pathology. Understanding is far superior to memorizing.
     
  16. ResTech

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    The pathophysiology cards are very helpful. There is enough entry level modality and didactic material to learn and conquer without worrying about the 700+ possible causes of abd pain. Once you pass National Registry, then worry about expanding.

    In the field, good look diagnosing someones abd pain. Unless its one of a select few problems (AAA, ectopic, or internal bleed) your not gonna know for sure what the etiology is nor does it really matter. They're having abd pain... if they are shocky treat the shock. Other than that, nothing specific your gonna do... its all supportive care.
     
  17. compora19

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    thanks for all the help everyone, the reason i was so concerned is a few people said to make sure you know your signs and symptoms...but really, who can remember every single sign and symptom to every single disease or illness in the book? I think im pretty prepared for this test, i took the pretest on emtb.com and got an 85%. I also bought the JBlearning.com EMT-B test prep and have done about 600 questions off of there, my test is wednesday so if anyone has any last minute advice that would be excellent
     
  18. medicdan

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    Ahhh... you? There is a reason they mention all of them... they are important. THe class you just finished is a much shortened version of the essentials of basic prehospital medicine. The reason they mention and discuss all of the s/s is because they are important. If you are having trouble remembering them, come up with an association for it (Chest pain="like an elephant sitting on my chest"=pain/pressure/tightness, so think of an elephant). Talk through it with a classmate, learn them together.
     
  19. HotelCo

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    Probably something like "Which hospital has the best EMS room?" :p
     
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  20. compora19

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    i passed! It stopped me after I took the 70th question
     

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