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assessment sign skin color
observation:RED
possible problem?
heat-related emergency, high BP, heart attack, diabetic emergency
assessment sign skin color
observation:PALLOR/PALE
possible problem?
shock, heart attack, bleeding, fright, reduced circulation, diabetic emergency
assessment sign skin color
observation:CYANOSIS
possible problem?
airway problems, heart failure, lack of O2, lung disease, poisonings
assessment sign skin color
Observation:JAUNDICE
possible problem?
liver disease
assessment sign skin color
observation:BLACK AND BLUE
possible problem?
seepage of blood under the skin surface
assessment sign pulse
observation:RAPID, FULL
possible problem?
internal bleeding(early stages), fear, heat emergency, high BP, fever
assessment sign pulse
observation:RAPID,THREADY(weak and rapid)
possible problem?
shock, blood loss, heat emergency, diabetic emergency, failing circulatory system
assessment sign pulse
observation:SLOW, FULL
possible problem?
stroke, skull fracture, brain injury
assessment sign pulse
observation:NO PULSE
possible problem?
cardiac arrest
assessment sign breathing sound definition
observation:STRIDOR,CROWING
possible problem?
upper airway obstruction, more evident when pt. inhales