1) Know the difference between respiratory distress and respiratory failure.
2) Be nice.
4) You won’t know everything in the beginning–and that is ok.
6) Sometimes the most important decision you will make is how quickly your patient needs to be at the hospital.
8) Two sets of vital signs tell you a lot more than one set.
10) No medical or traumatic condition presents exactly like the book. Patients don’t read the book.
Any questions? Additions?