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Medical: 5

Neurology: 3 ═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ ═══════════════════════════

      • (5)

        Characteristics

    • j.

      Spina bifida

      • (1)

        Defects of neural tube closure

        • (a)

          Meningocele

        • (b)

          Myelomeningocele

      • (2)

        Vertebral defect

      • (3)

        Incidence

      • (4)

        Characteristics

    • k.

      Polio (poliomyelitis)

      • (1)

        Acute infectious inflammation of gray matter of spinal cord

      • (2)

        Enteroviruses

      • (3)

        Pathways

        • (a)

          Blood-CNS barrier

        • (b)

          Motor neuron

      • (4)

        Histopathologic findings

      • (5)

        Progressive

      • (6)

        Incidence

      • (7)

        Characteristics

  • 3.

    Assessment findings

    • a.

      History

      • (1)

        Acute or chronic

      • (2)

        General health

      • (3)

        Previous medical conditions

      • (4)

        Medications

      • (5)

        Experience with complaint

      • (6)

        Time of onset

      • (7)

        Seizure activity

    • b.

      Physical

      • (1)

        Standard physical exam for patient with potential neurological event

  • 4.

    Management

    • a.

      Airway and ventilatory support

      • (1)

        Oxygen

      • (2)

        Positioning

    • b.

      Circulatory support

      • (1)

        Venous access

      • (2)

        Blood analysis

    • c.

      Non-pharmacological interventions

      • (1)

        Positioning

    • d.

      Pharmacological interventions

      • (1)

        Hyperglycemic

      • (2)

        Antihypoglycemic

      • (3)

        Antihistamine (for medication-caused dystonic reactions)

      • (4)

        Analgesics

      • (5)

        Steroids

      • (6)

        Dopaminergics

    • e.

      Psychological support

    • f.

      Transport considerations

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────────────────────────── United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum

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