Until All the Pieces Fit

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As a pre-hospital care provider, on average, you are seven times more likely to encounter a patient diagnosed with autism.  It is not one condition, but rather a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and non-verbal communication.  As a result, these patients can present to EMS providers with unique assessment and management challenges.  This presentation will explain the autism spectrum as well as certain notable characteristics of these patients to consider when performing an assessment and rendering medical treatment.

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