Team Louka-Is Your Patient Faking It? Not Sure? Get A Better Assessment with these 3 tips

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Dr Stephanie Krebs running Rescue with the VB Vol Rescue Squad

Dr Stephanie Krebs running Rescue with the VB Vol Rescue Squad

Dr Stephanie Krebs Louka is a Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital Resident Physician in Emergency Medicine and an active-life member with the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

“I think one of the worst mistakes you can make as a medical professional is to not give your patients the benefit of the doubt. Fortunately most of our patients are honest, polite and cooperative. Of course there are some exceptions to this, and those of us working in Emergency Medicine probably see a disproportionate share. Did you know that there are many legitimate medical conditions where patients can unintentionally “fake” symptoms with no purposeful deception?”

For Stephanie 3 tips to help you assess your patient go to the Team Louka Blog at: Patient Assessment.

Did you know that EMT and paramedic training is free when you join the Volunteer Rescue Squads of VA Beach.

To learn more about the great opportunities awaiting you with VA Beach EMS go to Lives Need Saving or call the VB EMS Admin Office at 757-385-2911.

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