Is an assessment of a scene to assure safety and provide useful info about the patient
How many steps are in Scene Size Up
Name the 5 steps of Scene Size Up
- Scene Safety
- Determine Number of Patients
- Need for more resources
The only predictable part of emergencies is?
They are unpredictable
If units are on scene should you do your own SSU?
As you near the scene you should always what?
- Look and Listen for other units responding
- Look for collision related power losses
- Observer flow of traffic
- Look for smoke
What is the danger zone for no apparent hazards?
What is the danger zone of an area with apparent hazards
HAZMAT present you should always be in what direction
When gases or fumes are present you should always be in what direction?
Same level in case they rise
When liquid is flowing you should be in what direction?
Name some items used for BSI
- HEPA respirator
What are the two types of issues you will encounter
Medical and Trauma
NOI deals with?
Nature of Incident, Why ems was called and is part of Medical
What does MOI stand for and deals with
Mechanism of Injury, force of injury and falls under Trauma
WHat are the parts of the "Three Collision Concept"
- Vehicle Collision
- Body Collision
- Internal Collision
What are the 4 types of force?
What are the types of MVC?
- Head on
- Rear End
- Rotational Impact Collision
When determining number of patients someone should always?
Do a head count
What is the purpose of your Initial Assessment
It is to find if there is any life threatening injuries to the patient
How many steps are there in the Initial Assessment
What is the 1st step in Initial Assessment
What is the 2nd step in Initial Assessment
What is the 3rd step in Initial Assessment
What is the 4th step in Initial Assessment
What is the 5th step in Initial Assessment
What is the 6th step in Initial Assessment
Main Points of General Impression
Helps determine priority of care. Note Age, Sex and Race. Find out immediately if there is life threatening injuries and determine chief complaint.
What should you use to find out the patients mental status
What does the acronym AVPU stand for
Alert, Verbal, Painful and Unresponsive
If consciousness is lower the alert status what should you do?
Provide O2 via the NRB (Non-Rebreather) and consider a high priority
If the patient is conscious, what should you do with the airway?
If your patient is not talking or crying what should you do with the airway.
When you are assessing circulation what should you be doing?
Checking Pulse, Major Bleeding and Perfusion
6 Places for checking a pulse?
- Posterior Tibia
- Dorsalis Pedis
Next step after initial assessment is?
Determining if the patient is a medical or trauma
DCAP First D stands for
DCAP C stands for
DCAP A stands for
DCAP P stands for
Penetrations and Punctures
BTLS T Stands for
BTLS L Stands for
BTLS S Stands for
Falls of ______________Are considered a Significant MOI
>15ft or 3X the patients height
Steps in dealing with a significant MOI
- C-Spine Stabilization
- Rapid Trauma Assessment
- Detailed Physical Exam
- Ongoing Assessment
C-Collars are measure how?
By lenght not width