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Caroline ch. 14

Pt. Assessment

What 2 primary components make up patient assessment information gathering, physical examination
What is the first and most important question during the initial assessment does my patient have any life threatening conditions
What is the first step of the patient assessment process scene size up
What 2 things does the initial assessment focus on Identification and management of life threatening problems.
The quickest and simplest way to assess a patients mental status is AVPU
in responsive or unresponsive infants check a pulse, where Brachial artery
When gathering past medical history what 2 new things must you ask for hospitalizations and surgeries
As you find out about patients past history what might you want to know about it. For instance an asthma patient haveing dyspnea Find out how there problem was fixed in the past (ie. have you been intubated for this before)
An acute presentation of a new problem or condition is best considered what serious untill proven otherwise
The mortality rate of cardiogenic shock is more then 80%
JVD can indicate what heart failure or pneumothorax
Pedal edema or peripherial edema may be caused from what right sided heart failure
What happens that makes orthostatics positive. a decrease in systolic pressure by 20 points or more. An increase in diastolic pressure by 10 points or more. An increase in heart rate by 20 points or more
What happens to the mortality rate of a serious brain injury if the patient suffers a single hypotensive state. it more then doubles
bluish discoloration in the periumbilical area is indictive of what? What's it called Intraperitoneal hemorrhage. Known as cullen's sign
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