injury caused by a blow that does not penetrate the skin or other body tissues.
the area around the wreckage of a vehicle collision or other incident within which special safety precautions should be taken.
index of suspicion
awareness that there may be injuries.
mechanism of injury
a force or forces that may have caused injury.
nature of the illness
what is medically wrong with a patient.
injury cuased by an object that passes through the skin or other body tissues.
steps taken by an ambulance crew when approaching the scene of an emergency call: checking scene safety, taking Standard Precautions, noting the mechanism of injury or nature of patient's illness, determining number of patients, & deciding what, if any, addt'l resources to call for.