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Rule 8 Case Enrty
If traffic/transportation accident, determine the number of patients, then go to Protocol 29
Axiom 1 Case Entry
Uncertain breathing status indicates a 2nd party caller who has seen the patient and is still unsure. This is considered not breathing until proven otherwise
Axiom 2 Case Entry
Unkown breathing status indicates a 3rd or 4th party caller who cannot personally verify the patients's status
Rule 9 Case Entry
The patients age does not need to be determined initially in multiple patient events. If individual patient assessment is possible, age should be determined
Rule 10 Case Entry
Ask, "is the patient male or female?: iff the patients gender is not obvious.
Rule 5 Case Entry
Case enrty questioning must always be completed, even when the ECHO determinat has been selected.
Axiom 3 Case Entry
After an ECHO rsponse, completing all case entry and chief complaint key questions ensures that the proper knowledge regarding safety issues and the appropriate warnings and or advise are immediately and always passed on to the responders and potential scene helpers.
Rule 6 Case Entry
Chief complaint key questioning must always be completed to cover scene safety issues, even when an ECHO determinant is selected.
Rule 11 Case Entry
Do not advise callers to perform any PDIs or PAIs until all safety key questions are completed
Rule 4 Case Entry
When the initial Chief Complaint appearts to be seizure, go to Protocol 12 regardless of consciousness and breathing status.
Rule 1 Case Entry
If the Chief Complaint includes scene safety issues, choose the protocol that best addresses those issues.
Rule 2 Case Entry
If the Chief Complaint involves Trauma, choose the protocol that best addresses the MECHANISM OF INJURY
Rule 3 Case Entry
If the Chief complaint apprears to be MEDICAL in nature, choose the protocol that best fits the patients FORMEMOST SYMPTOM, with PRIORITY symptomss taking precedence.
Rule 7 Case Entry
If the chief complaint and status of consciousness adn breathing are unkown initially (3rd Party caller), go to Protocol 32
EMD's First Law of Prioritization
The MPDS Prioritizes the actions of the disaptcher, not just the response.
Corollary to the 1st law of prioritization
Therfore, the MPDS is an action plan, not a menu