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Can EMDs Using MPDS Safely Identify Low-Acuity Illness and Injury?

AEDR Editorial Team

Dec 07, 2017|Research Briefs

CAN EMDs USING MPDS SAFELY IDENTIFY LOW-ACUITY ILLNESS AND INJURY? Yes! By asking questions in order and as written. Designed to Determine: Low-acuity illness and injury are non-urgent medical conditions and symptoms. The Medical Priority Dispatch System™ (MPDS®) prioritizes emergency dispatch by illness and injury acuity. In order to use the system, Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) are trained to identify a caller's Chief Complaint, with particular attention to four priority symptoms: chest pain, alertness, breathing problems, and serious hemorrhaging. EMDs ask callers exactly...

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