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1

Airways

Look for obstruction - if necessary perform head tilt chin lift

2

Breathing

Resp rate and rhythm
Use of accessory muscles
Chest expansion
Tracheal deviation

3

Circulation

Colour of hands and temperature
CAP refil time
Pulse

4

Disability

Pupil responsiveness
AVPU
Glucose

5

Exposure

Check for rashes, abrasions
AMPLE history
Temperature

6

Complete airway obstruction

No breath sounds

7

Partial airway obstruction

Stridor or wheeze

8

How many chest compressions should be performed in one minute?

100-120

9

Depth of CPR

5-6cm

10

Comression:Breath ratio

30:2

11

How many back blows and abdominal thrusts should be performed?

5 back blows, 5 abdominal thrusts

12

Reasons for unconsciousness (FISHSHAPED)

Fainting
Insulin
Shock
Head injury
Stopped breathing
Heart attack
Asphyxia
Poisons
Epilepsy
Drowning

13

Incision

Clean cut usually caused by sharp object

14

Contusion

Caused by blunt force

15

Treatment for a sprain

Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation

16

Signs of a stroke

Facial weakness
Arm and leg weakness
Speech problems
Time

17

How long should burn be run under cold water for?

10 mins

18

Adrenaline administered in anaphylactic shock

500 micrograms IM adrenaline (0.5ml of 1:1000)

19

Time between administration of adrenaline

5 mins

20

Four P's of emergency care

Phone for help
Preserve life
Prevent the situation worsening
Promote recovery