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O of OPQRST
Onset - what were you doing when it started?
P of OPQRST
Provokes - Can you think of anything that might have triggered the pain?
Q of OPQRST
Quality - Can you describe it (pain) for me?
R of OPQRST
Radiation - Where exactly is the pain? Does it seem to be spreading anywhere?
S of OPQRST
Severity - You bad is the pain? (number scale)
T of OPQRST
Time - When did th epain start? Has it changed since it started?
S of SAMPLE
Signs/Symptoms - Have you had any other symptoms?
A of SAMPLE
Allergies - Are you allergic to anything?
M of SAMPLE
Medications - What medications do you take? What are they for?
P of SAMPLE
Pertinent past history - Do you have any other medical problems? Have you ever had this kind of problem before? Who is your doctor?
L of SAMPLE
Last oral intake - When was the last time you had anything to eat or drink? What did you have to eat or drink?
E of SAMPLE
Events leading up to the illness. How have you felt today? Anything out of the ordinary?
What is the focused history & physical examination of a: Responsive Medical Patient?
I. Gather history of the present illness from the patient (OPQRST):
Onset, Provokes, Quality, Radiation, Severity, Time
II. Gather SAMPLE history:
Signs & Symptoms, Allergies, Medications, Pertinent past history, Last oral intake, Events leading up to the incident
III. Conduct a focuses physical exam.
IV. Obtain baseline vital signs:
Pulse, skin, pupils blood pressure, oxygen saturation
V. Transport decision
What is the focused history & physical examination of a: Unresponsive Medical Patient?
I. Conduct a rapid physical examination (checking for DCAP-BLSTIC): Head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, posterior
II. Obtain baseline vital signs:Pulse, skin, pupils blood pressure, oxygen saturation
III. Gather history of the present illness from the patient (OPQRST):
Onset, Provokes, Quality, Radiation, Severity, Time
IV. Gather SAMPLE history:
Signs & Symptoms, Allergies, Medications, Pertinent past history, Last oral intake, Events leading up to the incident
V. Transport decision