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What do you do after you check the scene for remaining danger and have deemed it safe? You check the person using the AVPU scale.
What does the A in AVPU stand for? A(alert)- can carry on a conversation with you and is aware of surroundings.
What does the V in AVPU stand for? V(verbal)- only responds to you when you give them a command.
What does the P in AVPU stand for? P(pain)- only responds to you when you cause mild pain.
What does the U in AVPU stand for? U(unresponsive)- does not respond to you at all.
What do you do if the person is alert? Ask the person questions to determine what happened, what is wrong, what they are allergic to, and what medical conditions they have. make sure they do not move anything that hurts and determine if you should call 9-1-1.
What do you do if the person is verbal? Ask the same questions that you did for alert. Call 9-1-1. Monitor them to make sure they don`t get worse and be prepared to give care.
What do you do if the person responds to pain? Call 9-1-1 immediately. Ask bystanders about more information about what happened. monitor the person and be prepared to give care if they go unconsious.
How would you give pain without hurting them more? Sternum rub(knuckle to chest). Earlobe pinch. Nailbed pinch.
What do you do if the person is unresponsive? Call 9-1-1 immediately. Check their ABC`s. Give CPR if they are no longer breathing.
What are the ABC`s? A-Airway B-Breathing C-Circulation
What do you do for airway? Use the chin tilt technique.
What is the chin tilt technique? Keep on hand on the forehead and two fingers under the bony part of the chin. Lift up on the chin and tilt head back.
What does the chin tilt technique do? When you pull up on the chin, the tongue pulls away from the back of the throat and opens the airway.
What happens when you release the chin tilt position? The head lowers back down and the tongue closes the airway again.
What do you do for breathing? Look, listen and feel for breathing for no more than 10 seconds. Put your ear and cheek down to their nose and mouth to listen and feel. Keep eyes looking at their chest to see if it rises and falls.
What is an agonal breath? A sudden gasp of air. This is bad. If a person does this it usually means that this air is the last breath. Give rescue breathing anyway.
Where is the carotid artery? In the neck.
Where would you check for a pulse on an adult or child? In the carotid artery.
What do you do if you find an unconsious person face down? You carefully roll them over while watching out for their spine.
What are the four sections of the spine? In order? Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and then Sacrum. At the end is the coccyx, the tail bone.
What runs through the spine? Nerve endings.
How does the brain communicate with the rest of the body? It uses the nerve endings in the spine.
What happens if you break or damage the higher up part of your spine? The higher up, the more function you lose of your body depending on how damaged or broken it is.
What are the four top causes of an injury to the spine? 1.Car Wrecks 2.Falls 3.Violence 4.Sports Injuries
If an unconsious person starts throwing up, what do you do? You put them in the recovery position.
What does GO DR SHAVPU mean?? It means: G-Gloves O-On D-Danger R-Response S-Scene H-History A-Alert V-Verbal P-Pain U-Unresponsive
Created by: CaitlinMoran