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What does the acronym TACOS stand for and when should it be used?
- Over-the-counter meds/herbal supplements
- Sexual (e.g., viagra) and street drugs
This acronym is useful in the assessment process. It can be used when you are asking the patient if he/she has ingested any drugs.
What acronym do you use to investigate the patient's chief complaint?
When is history-taking imperative to figure out what's wrong with the patient?
if you have a medical patient
What is one unique question that must be asked if you suspect the patient has an infectious disease?
Ask whether the patient has recently traveled
If the patient is not critical, should you stay on the scene?
If a patient is not in critical condition, you should gather as much information as possible from the scene so that you can transmit that information to the physician at the emergency department.
What question should you ask to investigate what the history of the present illness in a patient is?
"Has anything like this ever happened before?" and if the patient answers yes, then ask, "What was done at that time?" and "How does this episode compare with previous episodes?"
True or false? You should always perform a careful head-to-toe examination on unconscious patients?
True or false? EMTs can administer certain medications without asking for permission from medical control.
false. EMTs must always ask medical control for permission to give a medication to a patient
Generally, the time on scene should be limited to __ minutes or less.
10 minutes or less