Patient Assesment

Patient Assesment - Patient Assesment Scene size-up make...

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Patient Assesment Scene size-up – make sure it’s safe BSI – always a pair of gloves, and more Mechanism of injury – understand what happened, what can be the injuries due to it – injuries can be internal - trauma Golden hour – 60 min from moment of injury to finishing the surgery (finishing definitive care) Nature of illness- whatever symptoms they give How many patients do you have Patients categories: triage red tag - immediate life threathening injuries yellow tag – can wait a bit longer green tag - walking wounded – you’re not going to die black tag – dead already Initial Assessment What’s done first, on every single patient- ABCs Assessing responsiveness AVPU – to categorize responsiveness Alert - talking Verbal stimulus - talk, ask questions Pain – pinch, sternum rub Unresponsive Airway- head tilt chin lift – check if open airway –moves tongue out of the way Maintain balance - Jaw thrust – done when patient has c spine injury Use suction if needed Breathing – look listen and feel Circulation
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