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Body Substance Isolation

First step of the patient assessment.
Scene Size-Up
- Determines the scene/situation is safe

- Determines the MOI/NOI

- Determines number of patients

- Requests additional help if necessary

- Considers C-Spine stabilization
Initial Assessment
- Verbilizes general impression of patient

- Determines responsiveness/LOC

- Determines chief complaint/apparent life threats

- Assesses airway and breathing
- Assessment
- Assures adequate ventilation
- Initiates appropriate oxygen therapy

- Assesses Circulation
- Assesses/controls major bleeding
- Assesses skin (color, temp, cond)
- Assesses pulse

- Identifies priority patients/makes transport decision
Focused History and Physical Examination/Rapid Assessment
- History of Present Illness
-Onset -Provocation
-Quality -Radiation
-Severity -Time
-Clarifying questions of associated signs and symptoms as related to OPQRST

- Past Medical History
-Allergies -Medications
-Past pertinent history
-Last oral intake
-Events leading to illness

- Performs focused physical examination (assesses affected body part/system or, if indicated, completes rapid assessment)
-Cardiovascular -Pulminary
-Neurological -Musculoskeletal
-Integumentary -GI/GU
-Reproductive -Psychological

- Vital Signs
-Pulse -Blood Pressure
-Respiratory rate & quality

- Diagnostics

- Verbalize treatment plan for patient and calls for appropriate intervention(s)

- Transport decision re-evaluated
On-Going Assessment
- Repeats Initial Assessment

- Repeats Vital Signs

- Evaluates response to treatments

- Repeats focused assessment regarding patient complaint or injuries