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Emergency Response

Emergency Response Initial Assessment

What are the steps of a Scene Size Up? 1. BSI 2. Scene Safety 3. Nature of accident/illness/injury 4. Number of victims 5. Resources needed
What are the steps of the initial exam? 1. Get consent 2. Find out basics a. Chief complaint or problem b. Injury vs. Illness c. Gender and Age 3. Level of Consciousness (APVU) 4. Call EMS if necessary 5. Check for airway and breathing 6. Check circulation
What are the first steps of a physical exam? 1. Make sure all life threatening conditions are taken care of 2. Ask for consent 3. Position victim in a comfortable position 4. Look and feel for any abnormalities (DOTS) 5. Ask where pain is 6. Look for medical alert tag 7. Check for signs of str
What are the secondary steps of a physical exam? Check: Head- blood or clear fluid in ears and nose Neck- in-line stabilization Collar bones and shoulders: have then shrug shoulders Chest/ribs: take a breath abdomen: check all 4 quadrants (all should be soft) Pelvis: can stand direct pressure
What does SAMPLE stand for? S-signs and symptoms -type of pain and severity A-allergies M-Medications P-Past medical history L-Last oral intake, food/water/medicine E-Events leading up to the incident
What are the normal heart rates for: newborns infants toddlers children adolescents newborn-90-180 infant-100-160 toddler-90-150 children-70-140 adolescent-60-100
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