EMT 2/13

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EMT 2/13
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2013-03-11 17:35:39
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EMT mod 2 chap 13
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  1. crepitation
    the grating sound or feeling of broken bones rubbing together
  2. detailed physical exam
    an assessment of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, and posterior of the body to detect signs and symptoms of injury. It differs from the rapid trauma assessment only in that it also includes examination of the face, ears, eyes, nose, and mouth during the examination of the head. It may be done less rapidly, and it may be done en route to the hospital after earlier on-scene assessments and interventions arecompleted
  3. distention
    a condition of being stretched, inflated, or larger than normal
  4. history of the present illness (HPI)
    information gathered regarding the symptoms and nature of the patient's current concern
  5. jugular vein distention (JVD)
    bulging of the neck veins
  6. paradoxical motion
    movement of a part of the chest in the opposite direction to the rest of the chest during respiration
  7. past medical history (PMH)
    information gathered regarding the patient's health problems in the past
  8. priapism
    persistent erection of the penis that may result from spinal injury and some medical problems
  9. rapid trauma assessment
    a rapid assessment of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, and posterior of the body to detect signs and symptoms of injury
  10. SAMPLE
    a memory aid in which the letters stand for elements of the past medical history: signs and symptoms, allergies, medications, pertinent past history, last oral intake, and events leading to the injury or illness
  11. stoma
    a permanent surgical opening in the neck through which the patient breathes
  12. tracheostomy
    a surgical incision held open by a metal or plastic tube
  13. trauma patient
    a patient suffering from one or more physical injuries

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