Emergency medical responder (EMR)/Critical interventions

What is a critical intervention edit

During the EMR primary survey certain circumstances may be discovered that will require immediate correction to prevent the patient’s condition from deteriorating. The only time a primary survey should ever be interrupted is for a critical intervention.

Unsafe environment edit

Carbon Monoxide or other toxic substances in the air, extreme heat or cold, etc.

Airway/Breathing compromise edit

Blocked airway edit

Inadequate rate rhythm and/or quality of breathing edit

Pneumothorax/Hemothorax edit

Cardiac compromise edit

Inadequate rate rhythm and/or quality of pulse edit

Shock edit

Deadly Bleeding edit

Internal bleeding edit

  • Femur fracture/Bilateral Femur fracture
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Abdominal distention

Open wound bleeding edit

  • Arterial bleed
  • Amputation