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1

what is triage

to sort or choose
process for sorting and classification of patients to determine priority of need and proper placement of treatment

2

which patients should we pay more attention too

respiratory, cardiovascular, and CNS

3

what are 6 questions for medical situations

how is the animal breathing?
what color are the gums?
what is the level of consciousness?
V/D? frequency and what does it look like?
Toxin ingestion?
any medications currently on?

4

what are 7 questions for trauma related situations

what is the nature of the injury?
how is the animal breathing?
what color are the gums?
is there any bleeding?
what is the level of consciousness?
is the animal ambulatory?
are there any obvious fractures / wound?

5

what is the ABC assessment

detect early signs and allow immediate intervention
Airway
Breathing
Circulation

6

what is the airway in the systemic approach?

listen for breathing (obstruction)
visual inspection

7

what is the breathing in the systemic approach?

rate and effort, posture, paradoxical breathing? flail chest
Ascultation (crackles, wheezes, abesent, stretor/stridor)

8

what is the circulation in the systemic approach

aim = gauge the effectiveness of heart in pumping blood to perfuse body tissues, exam concentrates indictators of cardiovasulcar performance or perfusion parameters

9

what are the 7 perfusion parameters

MM (pink and moist?)
Abnormal color
CRT ( short, prolonged, normal, pulse quality)
HR )rate rhythm sounds
mentation
extreme temp
blood pressure

10

what about dysfunction of the CNS system

spinal trauma? mentation? triage immediately if seizure/ twitching

11

what should we do for a rapid whole body exam

laceration, wound, facture
bruising
abdomen (pain/ distention)
urinary bladder
evidence of debiliation (approx 2 min only)