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1

What are the most common emergencies?

- Syncope (50%)
- Mild allergic reaction (8%)
- Angina pectoris (8%)
- Orthostatic hypotension (8%)

2

ASA classification- ASA I

- Normal, healthy patient
Can walk up two flights of stairs or walk two city blocks without shortness of breath

3

ASA classification- ASA II

- Mild systemic disease
- Can walk up one flight of stairs or walk two city blocks, but may have shortness of breath upon completion
- Controlled type 2 diabetes
- Controlled Epilepsy
- Controlled Hypertension
- Asthma
- Allergies
- Pregnancy

4

ASA classification- ASA III

- Severe systemic disease that limits activity, but is not incapacitating
- Can walk up one flight of stairs or walk one city block, but may stop during the walk due to shortness of breath
- Stable angina
- MI longer than 6 months ago (no signs or symptoms)
- Controlled type1 diabetics
- Controlled heart failure
- BP > 160/95
- Morbid obesity

5

ASA classification- ASA IV

- Systemic disease that is
incapacitating Constant threat to life
- Unable to walk up a flight of stairs or one city block
- May have shortness of breath or distress at rest
- MI within past 6 months
- Unstable angina
- BP > 180/110
- CHF
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Uncontrolled epilepsy
- Uncontrolled thyroid

6

ASA classification- ASA V

- Moribund patient not expected to survive 24 hours