Specific standards in Section 2 – Medical Standards have been developed not on the basis of diagnosis, but on the basis of:
Paramedics should be aware of a patient’s potential to deteriorate and prepare accordingly. Particular attention should be paid to the potential for compromises to airway, breathing or circulation, seizures, and/or emesis.
In conjunction with history gathering, paramedics shall determine provoking factors, quality, region/radiation/relieving factors, severity, and timing of the chief complaint or presenting problem.
When providing patient care as per Section 2 – Medical Standards, a paramedic shall ensure that the patient simultaneously receives care in accordance with the ALS PCS.