Flashcards in Chapter 14 Deck (19):
Description of where pain is located and where it spreads to
Radiation of pain
Description of the pain, such as staffing, cramping, doll, or sharp
Quality of pain
Description of what makes the pain worse, such as sitting, standing, eating certain foods
Provocation of pain
Description of how bad the pain is, often described on a scale of 1 to 10
Severity of pain
A memory device for the questions asked to get a description of the present illness
History relating to the patient's chief complaint
Pertinent past history
Of patients with one or more medical diseases or conditions
Description of how fast or slow the pain came on and what the patient was doing when the pain started
Onset of pain
The reason why EMS was called, usually in the patient's own words
In terms of your initial approach to the focused history and physical exam, the biggest difference between a responsive and an unresponsive patient is what?
The unresponsive patient will be given a rapid physical exam first
Is the sample history part of a rapid physical exam?
When assessing a 28-year-old female patient with a medical complaint, be sure to check the extremities for what?
Sensation and motor function
What does a "vial of life" sticker represent?
That additional medical identification is in the refrigerator
In most regions, what extra baseline vital sign is taken?
When deciding which steps to follow in assessing your patient, what should you consider first and why?
The primary assessment because that identifies the life threats
One of the four components of a focused history and physical exam for an unresponsive medical patient?
1) Rapid physical exam
2) Vital signs
3) Past medical history
4) Interventions and transport
With the seven areas to assess in a medical patient during a rapid physical exam
Head, Neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, posterior
What do the letters in sample stand for?
Signs and symptoms, allergies, medications, pertinent past history, last oral intake, events leading up to illness