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In which step in pt assesment do you get your general impression?
c-spine stabilization is determined when?
To check mental status what 3 questions should be asked?
person, place and time
what is DCAP-BTLS?
- Punctures and penetrations
What might a rapid full pulse indicate?
Internal bleeds, dear,fever,heat,high bp, over exerecertion
What might a rapid thready pulse indicate?
Shock, blood loss, heat,diabetic emergency,failing circ system
What might a slow full pulse indicate?
Stroke, skill fracture, brain injurt
What is a seriously low sys bp for an adult?
what bp is concidered high?
What might a rapid, shallow breathing mean/
Shock, heart prob, heat, diabetic, heart failure, pneumonia.
What might deep gasping breathing mean?
Airway obstruction, heart failure, heart attack, lung disease, chest injury, lung damage.
What might slowed breathing mean?
head injury, stroke, chest injurt, certain drugs
What does snoring indicate?
Stroke, skill fracture, drug or alcohol abuse, partial airway obstuction.
What might crowing mean?
airway obstruction, airway injurt from heat
What might gurgling indicate?
airway obstruction, lung injurt die to heat, lung disease
What might weezing indicate with no history of asthma?
onstruction or heart failure
What should i look for if a pt is coughing up blood?
Chest wound, gractured rib, punctured lung, internal injuries
What might cool and clammy skin indicate?
Shock, heart attack, anxiety
Cold moist skin indicates?
body is losing heat
Cold dry skin indicates?
exposure to cold
Hot dry skin indicates?
high fever, heat emerg
Hot moist skin indicates?
high fever, heat emerg
Pale skin color may indicate?
poss blood loss, shock, decrease in bp, emotional distress
cyanotic skin indicates?
hypoperfusion to the cells
Flushed skin may indicate?
exposure to heat, high bp excitement
If someone is cherry red what should you concicder to be the cause?
Jaundiced skin indiactes?
mottled skin ( blotchinee) indicates?
may relate to shock
Dilated and unresponsive pupils may indicate?
unconsciousness, shock, cardiac arrest, bleeding, certain meds, head injury
Constricted and unresponsive pupils may indicate?
CNS damage and certain meds
Unequal pupils may indicate?
stroke, head injury, coma
- signs and symptoms
- past history
- last meal
Associated symptoms / pertinent negatives
in a high priority pt how often should vitals be checked?
every 5 mins.
in a low priority pt how often should vitals be checked?
- region ( radiates, refferred, recrrence, relief)