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Multiple MVA - when to call for more resources? (Book answer)

En route to the call

2

Spinal immob when?

During scene size up

3

First action during scene size up? (Book answer)

Scene safety

4

Purpose of scene size up

Determine add'l resources needed

5

When does scene size up begin?

Once the call is received

6

What to do first when evaluating pt inside car?

Turn off engine

7

Using posture and positive actions or words to encourage the pt to say more is called ___.

Facilitation

8

Repeating or "echoing" what the pt tells you is called ___.

Reflection

9

Asking questions to better grasp vague statements is ___.

Clarification

10

Asking about feelings and showing empathy is called ___.

Empathy

11

Making an inference from pt's response is ___.

Interpretation

12

OPQRST stands for..?

Onset
Provokes
Quality
Region/Radiates
Severity
Time

13

SAMPLE stands for...?

Signs/symptoms
Allergies
Medications
Past medical history
Last oral intake
Events preceding

14

Menstrual hx for females aged...

12 to 55

15

Using answers to think about associated problems and body system changes related to chief complaint is called ___.

Clinical reasoning

16

After chief complaint, next step

Stabilizing life-threatening conditions

17

What established recommendations for PPE for bloodborne pathogens?

OSHA act of 1991

18

Purpose of primary survey?

Recognize and manage all immediately life-threatening conditions

19

Process of assessing for life threatening conditions? (4)

Level of consciousness, airway, breathing, circulation

20

Unstable patients should be packaged for transport within ___ time.

10 min.

21

Disability is what? Includes what? (4) Occurs when?

Brief neuro evaluation.
Includes: 1. Level of consciousness, CAO
2. Pupils
3. Speech
4. Motor function
Occurs: after primary survey.

22

Overall process?

Scene size up, primary assessment, secondary assessment

23

Primary assessment includes? (5)

Primary survey---
LoC,
ABC's,
disability/neuro;
ID priority transport

24

Secondary assessment includes? (4)

Physical exam
Vitals
Assessment of body systems
Use of exam equipment

25

Exam techniques (4)

Inspection
Palpation
Auscultation
Percussion

26

Which exam technique is invasive?

Palpation

27

Which exam technique is used to evaluate presence of air or fluid in body tissues?

Percussion

28

Instrument to inspect structures of eye?

Ophthalmoscope

29

Instrument to inspect ears?

Otoscope

30

BP cuff should be what width for adults? Children?

Adults: 1/3 to 1/2 circumference
Children: should cover 2/3 of limb