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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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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Palpation, percussion, secondary survey, fir tracheal deviation