Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Definition of Emergency Medical Condtion


Emergency Medical Condition is defined as “a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in serious jeopardy to patient health, and/or serious impairment to bodily functions, and/or serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.”
What is an Emergency Medical Condition?
Look at the definition of EMC. Look at the patient’s injuries. If you think the patient’s injuries are serious then the patient may have an EMC. The word “serious” is mentioned three times in the definition so the “seriousness” of the injury is important when diagnosing EMC.
Is there an Emergency Medical Condition Form for PIPNo. There is no form approved by the state. There is no form needed. The bare minimum requirement to comply with the law (assuming the patient has an EMC) is to say “patient had/has an emergency medical condition.”

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