Flashcards in Patient Assessment: MEDICAL Deck (10):
What is the first thing the EMT must do when assessing a patient?
TAKE OR VERBALIZE PAPORPRIATE BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATIN PRECAUTIONS
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
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
What must be done after the primary survey?
Determine patient priority
What six things must be don when taking the history of the present illness? (chief complaint)
What five things must be done when taking the past medical history of the patient?
PAST PERTINENT HISTORY
LAST ORAL INTAKE
EVENTS LEADING TO PRESENT ILLNESS
What must be done during the secondary assessment?
Assess the affected body part or body system
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
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