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(Airway) Assessment

Patency, pts ability to maintain, ability to speak in complete sentences, added noise?, see sawing movement

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(Airway) Management

Simple airway manoeuvres, suction, adjuncts, administer high flow O2

3

(Breathing) Assessment

RR/rhythm, Depth, symmetry, accessory muscles, pt colour, O2 sats

4

(Breathing) management

Position (upright), physiotherapy, nebulisers, bag-valve mask, ABG

5

(Circulation) Assessment

Pulse, BP, cap refill, urine output, temp, IV access

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(Circulation) Management

Canulate, FBC/uria & electrolytes (kidney function), Blood cultures, ABG’s, Fluid bolus (titrate to response as per guidelines)

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(Disability) Assessment

Conscious level AVPU (alert? responding to voice? Responding to pain? Unresponsive?), BGL, pupil size reaction, pain assessment

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(Disability) Management

Correct/treat blood glucose, recovery position, ensure airway patent, pain control

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(Exposure) Assessment

Perform head to toe examination

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(Exposure) Management

Check for blood loss, excessive fluid drainage, abdo distension, rashes, calf swelling

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At any point during assessment and management of patient and your unsure, what do you do?

Call for help

12

If condition doesn’t improve?

Call expert senior help and restart assessment

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What is the best position for a respiratory assessment?

Sitting up if possible