Division 3- pt assesment

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  1. In which step in pt assesment do you get your general impression?
    initial assesment
  2. c-spine stabilization is determined when?
    scene safety
  3. To check mental status what 3 questions should be asked?
    person, place and time
  4. what is DCAP-BTLS?
    • Deformity
    • Contusions
    • Abrasions
    • Punctures and penetrations
    • Burns
    • Tenderness
    • Lacerations
    • Swelling
  5. What might a rapid full pulse indicate?
    Internal bleeds, dear,fever,heat,high bp, over exerecertion
  6. What might a rapid thready pulse indicate?
    Shock, blood loss, heat,diabetic emergency,failing circ system
  7. What might a slow full pulse indicate?
    Stroke, skill fracture, brain injurt
  8. What is a seriously low sys bp for an adult?
  9. what bp is concidered high?
  10. What might a rapid, shallow breathing mean/
    Shock, heart prob, heat, diabetic, heart failure, pneumonia.
  11. What might deep gasping breathing mean?
    Airway obstruction, heart failure, heart attack, lung disease, chest injury, lung damage.
  12. What might slowed breathing mean?
    head injury, stroke, chest injurt, certain drugs
  13. What does snoring indicate?
    Stroke, skill fracture, drug or alcohol abuse, partial airway obstuction.
  14. What might crowing mean?
    airway obstruction, airway injurt from heat
  15. What might gurgling indicate?
    airway obstruction, lung injurt die to heat, lung disease
  16. What might weezing indicate with no history of asthma?
    onstruction or heart failure
  17. What should i look for if a pt is coughing up blood?
    Chest wound, gractured rib, punctured lung, internal injuries
  18. What might cool and clammy skin indicate?
    Shock, heart attack, anxiety
  19. Cold moist skin indicates?
    body is losing heat
  20. Cold dry skin indicates?
    exposure to cold
  21. Hot dry skin indicates?
    high fever, heat emerg
  22. Hot moist skin indicates?
    high fever, heat emerg
  23. Pale skin color may indicate?
    poss blood loss, shock, decrease in bp, emotional distress
  24. cyanotic skin indicates?
    hypoperfusion to the cells
  25. Flushed skin may indicate?
    exposure to heat, high bp excitement
  26. If someone is cherry red what should you concicder to be the cause?
    co poisoning
  27. Jaundiced skin indiactes?
    liver abnormalities
  28. mottled skin ( blotchinee) indicates?
    may relate to shock
  29. Dilated and unresponsive pupils may indicate?
    unconsciousness, shock, cardiac arrest, bleeding, certain meds, head injury
  30. Constricted and unresponsive pupils may indicate?
    CNS damage and certain meds
  31. Unequal pupils may indicate?
    stroke, head injury, coma
  32. SAMPLE ?
    • signs and symptoms
    • allergies
    • medications
    • past history
    • last meal
    • events
  33. ASPN
    Associated symptoms / pertinent negatives
  34. in a high priority pt how often should vitals be checked?
    every 5 mins.
  35. in a low priority pt how often should vitals be checked?
  36. OPQRST?
    • onset
    • provokes
    • quality
    • region ( radiates, refferred, recrrence, relief)
    • severity
    • time
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Division 3- pt assesment
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