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EMT-13 Patient Asses

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QuestionAnswer
Flexion posturing Patient arches the back and flexes the arms inward toward the chest. -Sign of serious head injury -aka decorticate posturing
Aspiration Breathing a substance into the lungs
Flail segment 2 or more adjacent ribs that are fractured in 2 or more places
Chief complaint "Why did you call the ambulance"
Battle Sign Black and blue discoloration to the mastoid area behind the ear, late sign of skull or head injury
Paradoxical motion movement of a section of the chest in the opposite direction from the rest of the chest during respiration
Modified secondary assessment physical exam focused on a specific site. no serious mechanism of injury, responsive, good metal status, alert and oriented.
Rapid secondary assessment head to toe physical exam thats swiftly conducted on a trauma patient who has a significant mechanism of injury, altered mental status, not responsive
Primary assessment portion of the assessment conducted immediately following scene size up for the purpose of discovering immediately life threatening conditions
Patent open, not blocked
Cerebrospinal fluid Fluid that surrounds the cushions the brain and spinal cord
AVPU Alert, responds to Verbal stimulus, responds to Painful stimulus, Unresponsive (levels of responsiveness)
Created by: voneckab