The Initial Assessment

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The Initial Assessment
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2011-02-26 08:57:11
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The Initial Assessment
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  1. Steps taken by the EMT for the purpose of discovering and dealing with a patient's life threatening problems.
    Initial assessment
  2. Level of patient's responsiveness.
    Mental status
  3. Method of assessing circulation in a pediatric patient.
    Capillary refill
  4. Reason EMS was called.
    Cheif complaint
  5. Part of the EMT's evaluation that includes assessment of the environment and the patient's cheif complaint and appearance.
    General impression
  6. Memory aid for classifying the levels of responsiveness or mental status.
    AVPU; Alert, Verbal response, Painful stimulus, Unresponsive
  7. Actions taken to correct a patient's problems.
    Interventions
  8. Awake and oriented.
    Alert
  9. Lack of response to any stimuli.
    Unresponsive
  10. Ability to respond to stimuli.
    Responsive

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