In Emergency Medicine – Part 1, you learned how to prepare your office to handle an emergency. Hopefully by now your in-office emergency team is in place and your emergency medicine kit has been updated for completeness, with replacements added for any outdated medications. We are now going to focus on specific medical emergencies that you may encounter in your practice and what you and your emergency team need to do to help your patients through them. There are four categories of medical emergencies described in this course. They are based on clinical signs i.e., sweating, shaking, rapid breathing) and symptoms (i.e., “I feel faint; I can’t breathe.”).They are altered consciousness, respiratory distress, allergic response, and chest pain. Your management of medical emergencies will be based upon recognition of the presenting signs and symptoms, always starting with PABCD.