Emergency Medical Dispatcher: Effects of Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Emergencies



This unit discusses traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies, levels of consciousness, and procedures to deal with bleeding. The effects of stress and coping strategies for stress are also discussed. In addition, this unit describes types of shock, actions to determine the degree of respiratory distress, and actions and to deal with respiratory distress. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) procedures are also described.


RECALL characteristics of traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies.

RECALL symptoms, effects, and types of shock and appropriate responses to potential shock victims.

RECALL methods of determining degree of and dealing with respiratory distress.

RECALL characteristics of various levels of consciousness.

RECALL appropriate actions to deal with bleeding.

RECALL causes and types of stress.

RECALL effects of and methods to effectively deal with stress.

RECALL Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) procedures.

RECALL immediate stress survival actions and coping strategies for stress.