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Test Prep Blog for the EMT Test

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) vs. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) vs. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Many signs and symptoms of CHF and COPD overlap, and many patients are diagnosed with both. Healthcare providers find it challenging to know which type of emergency a patient with difficulty breathing may be experiencing. Lung sounds are one way to help differentiate between CHF and COPD but are not always conclusive. A common rule is “treat the patient, not the lung sounds.” While CHF and COPD patients both present with difficulty breathing, there are many differences between the two diseases that help healthcare providers differentiate the two.   CHF COPD ...
the rule of nines

Emergency Medical Technician Test Blog

Burns and the Rule of Nines

The “rule of nines” was developed by a surgeon named Dr. Alexander Wall…

signs symptoms epiglottis children

Emergency Medical Technician Test Blog

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epiglottitis in Children

The epiglottis is the small flap of cartilaginous tissue at the back of…

congestive heart failure

Emergency Medical Technician Test Blog

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 6.2 million…

all about c o p d

Emergency Medical Technician Test Blog

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Over 12 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmon…

signs and symptoms cva

Emergency Medical Technician Test Blog

Signs and Symptoms of a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

A typical call that EMTs will respond to in their career is a cerebrova…

using a tourniquet

Emergency Medical Technician Test Blog

Using a Tourniquet: When and How

Over the years, there has been much controversy about tourniquet use in…

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