Managing Clinical Conditions In a life threatening emergency, the actions taken during the first few minutes, by those at the scene of the incident, can make a significant difference to the outcome of the patient. In this section, you will find out how you can help a patient suffering from one of the most extreme emergencies: heart attack, stroke and traumatic injury. Our aim, in these situations, is to get to patients as quickly as we can to provide treatment and then to transport the patient to the most appropriate place for further care. For heart attack, stroke and trauma patients, the most appropriate place for treatment is not necessarily the nearest Emergency Department. Many specialist centres now exist where care for specific conditions is provided by expert teams.