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14 Cards in this Set

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what are the three steps of emergency action principles
1. size up the scene
2. preform initial assesssment
3. summon EMS
What are you looking for when sizing up the scene?
-is it safe?
-how many victims?
-what happend?
Describe how to put a victim in a recovery position
-approach backside
-take the far arm and move it up to the head
-take the near arm and cross it over the chest
-take the near leg and bend it up
-place a hand on the shoulder and on the hip roll the body as a unit-
-move hand from shoulder and grasp head as the body turns
-make sure top kness is laying infront of victim and head is angled downward
Describe how to put a victim in a midified high arm in endangered spine (HAIENS) position
-approach backside
-take the far arm and place it up next to the head with plam up
-grasp far leg and ben up
-use near hand to cup base of skull, slide forarm under near shoulder
-place other hand on near hip
-roll victim away by lifting with hand and forearm keeping head in contact with extended arm
-stop all movement when victim is on side, bend kness on top of each other, make sure top arm is inline with body
-monitor ABCs
Describe how to check for breathing
head tilt chin lift, look for chest movement, listen and feel for normal breathing
what do you do if there is no movement or breathing upon initial assessment
give two rescue breaths
What should you do if the 2 rescue breaths given during initial assessment make the chest clearly rise
check for a pulse
w/ hand on forehead
adult/child= two fingers on coratid artery
infant= brachial pulse
What should you do during the initial assesment after rescue breaths are given and pulse is checkee
check for severe bleeding
If during inital assesment you find
+ breathing
+ pulse
what should you do
-place victim in recovery position, monitor ABCs
If during inital assesment your first two rescue breaths do not make the chest rise
follow the protocol for unconscious adult/ child/ infant
what should you do if during your initial assessment you find a pulse but no breathing or movement
given rescue breaths as per proper protocol (infant/child/adult/mask+bag)
what should you do if upon initial assesment you find no movement, no breathing, and no pulse
perform CPR according to appropriate protocol for the victim
what are the four ways a pathogen can enter the body
1. contact with fluids
2. indirect contact
3. airborne
4. vector
What four things must occur for a pathogen to spread?
1.pathogen must be present in victim
2. sufficient quantity
3. rescuer must be exposed
4. pathogen must pass through entry site