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1

What is the first thing the EMT must do when assessing a patient?

TAKE OR VERBALIZE PAPORPRIATE BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATIN PRECAUTIONS

2

What are the five steps of the scene size up?

Determine the scene or situation is safe

Determine the mechanism of injury

Determine the number of patients

Request additional EMS assistance if necessary

Consider stabilization of the spine

3

What are the four steps of a primary survey of a medical patient?

Verbalize the general impression of the patient

Determine the responsiveness of the patient

Determine the chief complaint or apparent life threat

Assess the ABC'S

4

What must be done after the primary survey?

Determine patient priority

5

What six things must be don when taking the history of the present illness? (chief complaint)

ONSET

PROVOCATION

QUALITY

RADIATION

SEVERITY

TIME

6

What five things must be done when taking the past medical history of the patient?

ALLERGIES

MEDICATIONS

PAST PERTINENT HISTORY

LAST ORAL INTAKE

EVENTS LEADING TO PRESENT ILLNESS

7

What must be done during the secondary assessment?

Assess the affected body part or body system

8

What five things must the EMT do during the "vital sign" portion of the assessment?

Take the BP

Take the pulse

Take the respiratory rate and quality

State the field impression of the patient

Verbalize proper intervention/treatment

9

What two things must be done during the reassessment of the patient?

Demonstrate how and when to reassess the patient to determine the changes in condition

Provide accurate verbal report to arriving EMS unit

10

What are the six things in order that must be done when assessing a medical patient?

SCENE SIZE UP

PRIMARY SURVEY

HISTORY TAKING

SECONDARY ASSESSMENT

VITAL SIGNS

REASSESSMENT