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Patient Assessment-M

Patient Assesment/Management - Medical (for EMT-Basic)

QuestionAnswer
Takes, or Verbalizes, BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATION precautions Step 1/26
Determines the SCENE IS SAFE Step 2/26
Determines the MECHANISM OF INJURY Step 3/26
Determines the NUMBER OF PATIENTS Step 4/26
REQUEST ADDITIONAL HELP, if necessary Step 5/26
Considers STABILIZATION OF SPINE Step 6/26
Verbalizes GENERAL IMPRESSION of the patient Step 7/26
Determines RESPONSIVENESS/LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS Step 8/26
Determines CHIEF COMPLAINT/APPARENT LIFE THREATS Step 9/26
Assess AIRWAY and BREATHING (includes: assessment, indicating appropriate oxygen therapy, and assuring adequate ventilation) Step 10/26
Assess CIRCULATION (includes: Assessing & controlling any MAJOR bleeding; assessing pulse; and assessing skin color, temperature and condition) Step 11/26
IDENTIFY priority patients/MAKE TRANSPORT DECISION Step 12/26
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS (Assess history of present illness using OPQRST or similar questions) Step 13/26
ALLERGIES Step 14/26
MEDICATIONS Step 15/26
PAST PERTINENT HISTORY Step 16/26
LAST ORAL INTAKE Step 17/26
EVENTS LEADING TO PRESENT ILLNESS (Rule out trauma) Step 18/26
PERFORM FOCUSED PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (assess affected body part/system or, if indicated, completes rapid exam/assessment) Step 19/26
VITALS (obtains baseline vital signs) Step 20/26
INTERVENTIONS (obtains medical direction or verbalizes standing order for medication interventions and verbalizes proper additional intervention/treatment) Step 21/26
TRANSPORT (re-evaluates the transport decision) Step 22/26
VERBALIZES THE CONSIDERATION FOR COMPLETING A DETAILED PHYSICAL EXAMINATION Step 23/26
REPEATS INITIAL ASSESSMENT Step 24/26
REPEATS VITAL SIGNS Step 25/26
REPEATS FOCUSED ASSESSMENT regarding patient complaint or injuries Step 26/26
PATIENT ASSESSMENT/MANAGEMENT - MEDICAL PATIENT ASSESSMENT/MANAGEMENT - MEDICAL
Created by: ems_rc_edu