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Unformatted text preview: Chest Feel the boney prominenses for fractures Check fir tracheal deviation or collapsed lungs with percussion and auscultation Abdomen Inspection and palpation of the abdomen for wounds, tenderness and guarding. Any open wounds should be covered with cling film Pelvis Stability of the pelvis should be evaluated at this stage by gently squeezing the iliac spines Limbs Assess all 4 limbs All fractures should be realigned at pitch side. It is not recommended to reduce the fracture on site. Make sure to check the neurovascular status before and after splinting. Conclusions Consider medication or analgesics. Write adequate notes. Transfer the patient as soon as possible....
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