medical emergency


Also found in: Wikipedia.

medical emergency

A medical or behavioural condition, the onset of which is sudden and manifests itself by symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, such that a prudent lay person could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in:
(1) placing the health of the afflicted person with such a condition in serious jeopardy;
(2) serious impairment to the person’s bodily functions;
(3) serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part; or
(4) serious disfugurement.
 
Examples
Severe chest pain, severe or multiple injuries, severe SOB, loss of consciousness, sudden change in mental status (e.g., disorientation), severe bleeding, acute pain, conditions requiring immediate attention (e.g., acute MI, appendicitis, poisoning, convulsions).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
"While cruising has become an increasingly popular vacation choice among Americans, consumers are wary of cruise lines' ability to care for them during a medical emergency," said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA, in a statement. 
Tribune News Network Doha WITH schools reopening and temperatures still soaring in Qatar, the Noble International School (NIS), in collaboration with Badr Al Sama Medical Center, Doha, organised a medical emergency training programme for teachers recently.
All destinations v 24 hour worldwide medical emergency helpline v Medical emergency cover up to PS15 million v Trusted by over 3 million travellers v Compare up to 61 prices online Enjoy 20%* off base price ALLCLEAR GOLD & GOLD PLUS POLICIES
Despite the planning, there may come a time, when no matter how prepared you are, a medical emergency with sizeable expenses may strike.
Metrolink confirmed a medical emergency on board a Bury line tram but have not released any further details on the incident.
Medical emergency occurring in any dental practice can be life threatening or can impose serious permanent health damage to the patient.
Cook County sheriff's police say an Inverness man died after apparently suffering a medical emergency while driving in an unincorporated area near the village Thursday.
The petitioners allege that the CAA breached the duty of care it owes to all persons using airports in Pakistan; in this case specifically Syed Tariq Zafar whose life could have been saved had CAA been able to provide medical emergency, equipment, facilities and services at airports under its management and control.
New research into medical emergency calls and their impact on the family and patients also created a lot of discussion.
The study tested the hypothesis that, during a life-threatening medical emergency, patient perception of health care provider (HCP) compassion is associated with the subsequent development of PTSD symptoms.
Any destination 24 hour worldwide medical emergency helpline Medical emergency cover up to PS15 million Trusted by over 2.8 million travellers Compare up to 61 prices online

Full browser ?