Patient Assessment

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readyreg29
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44262
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Patient Assessment
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2010-10-22 22:33:59
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  1. Scene size-up
    Determine:
    • BSI
    • Is the scene safe
    • Mechanism of inury
    • # of patients
    • Request additional help (if necessary)
    • Consider stabilzation of spine
  2. Initial Assessment
    • Verbalize general impression
    • Determine responsiveness / level of consciousness
    • Determine chief complaint / apparent life threats
  3. S.A.M.P.L.E. history
    • Signs & Symptoms
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Past pertinent history
    • Last oral taken
    • Events leading to illness / injury
  4. OPQRST
    • Onset
    • Provokes
    • Quality
    • Radiates
    • Severity
    • Time
    • (interventions)
  5. Ongoing assessment
    • Repeat intial assessment
    • Repeat vital signs
    • Repeat focused assessment regarding patients complaint or injury
  6. Vital signs
    • Pulse
    • Respirations
    • Skin color, temperature, condition
    • Pupils
    • Blood pressure
  7. AVPU
    • Alert
    • Verbal
    • Response
    • Unresponsive
  8. Normal pulse rate: Adults
    60-100 beats per minute
  9. Pulse rate: 11 - 14 years old
    60 - 105 beats per minute
  10. Pulse rate: 1 - 10 years old
    80 - 120 beats per minute
  11. Pulse rate: infants (0-5 months)
    90 - 140 beats per minute
  12. Pulse rate: newborns
    120 - 160 beats per minute

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