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Chapter 12 - Chapter 12 Patient Assessment in the...

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Chapter 12 : Patient Assessment in the Field - Scene Size Up -BSI (Body Substance Isolation) - Mechanism of Injury - ( Trauma ) combined strength, direction, and nature of forces that injured your patient. - Nature of Illness - Patients general Medical condition or complaint 1. Initial Assessment Form a general impression- your initial, intuitive evaluation of your patient. Stabilize Cervical Spine Assess Baseline Mental Status- AVPU, Glasgow Airway Breathing Circulation Determine Priority 2. Focused History & Physical Exam The Major Trauma Patient - Mechanism of Injury Rapid Trauma Assessment- on these areas o D eformities o C ontusions o A brasions o P enetrations o B urns o T enderness o L acerations o S welling 1) Head 2) Neck 3) Chest 4) Abdomen 5) Pelvis 6) Extremities 7) Posterior Body Vital Signs History S igns/ S ymptoms A llergies M edications P ast Medical History L ast Oral intake E vents leading up to illness/injury
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