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List the 5 major components of Trauma Patient Assessment in their order of progression.
1.Scene Size-up
2.Initial Assessment
3.Focused History and Physical Exam
4.Detailed Physical Exam
5.Ongoing Assessment
List the 6 major considerations when performing Scene Size-Up.
1.Body Substance Isolation
2.Scene Safety
3.Determine MOI/NOI
4.Determine Number of Patients
5.Request Additional Assistance
6.Consider C-Spine Immobilization
At what point during the call do you put on protective equipment(BSI)?
Before you step out of the unit, you and your partner must be wearing the proper protective equipment.
Regarding Scene Safety, list 9 of the possible dangers that you must look out for before you step out of the unit.
1.Oncoming traffic
2.Unstable surfaces (e.g. wet, icy, loose gravel, slopes)
3.Leaking gasoline or diesel fuel
4.Downed electrical lines
5.Hostile bystanders/potential for violence
6.Fire or smoke
7.Possible hazardous or toxic materials
8.Other dangers at crash site or rescue scenes
9.Crime scenes
What is most likely the single most important way in which emergency responders can attend to their own well-being?
Assessing the safety of a scene before entering. (During scene size-up)
What is the best way to handle the scene if it appears to be violent, or you suspect a crime has taken place?
If the scene is a violent one, or an act of violence has taken place, don't go in until Law Enforcement have arrived and secured the scene.

Be sure to have law enforcement accompany you if the patient is a suspect in a crime.
What are a few examples of the why you and your partner would be unable to enter a scene safely.
- The need for extrication
- Possible hazardous conditions
- The presence of multiple patients that you cannot handle alone