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#215808 - 01/28/11 03:39 AM Trauma assessment mnemonic
dweste Offline
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Yes, get the training so whatever mnemonic you use makes sense, and you learn appropriate response to what the assessment reveals, etcetera.

I was looking around and found several assessment mnemonics but this ABCDEFGHI seemed the most complete and matched a couple Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum postings [fairly big download]:

http://www.schoolhealthservicesny.com/uploads/SN%20Emergency%20Care%20Course-Instructor%20Manual.pdf

See pages 78-79.

Airway
Breathing
Circulation
Disability
Expose/Examine
Farenheit
Get vital signs
Head-to-toe assessment
Isolate


Edited by dweste (01/28/11 06:06 AM)

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#215874 - 01/28/11 11:02 PM Re: Trauma assessment mnemonic [Re: dweste]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 1837
Of course, first and before all that:

Dude is it safe for YOU, the first-responder, to enter the scene ???

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#215878 - 01/29/11 01:43 AM Re: Trauma assessment mnemonic [Re: dweste]
gulliamo Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 155
Loc: NYC, USA
I always remember the following from my Army first aid test days:

Breathing
Bleeding
Beating
Shock
Bones
Burns
Bumps

If it's not obvious that is my mnemonic key for:

Check airway
Check traumatic blood loss
Check for heart beat
Check for shock
Check for broken/protruding bones
Check for burns
Check for head injuries

See pages 1-9 though 1-13 here:
www.modernsurvivalonline.com/Files/medical/FM4-25.11.pdf

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#216032 - 01/31/11 08:40 AM Re: Trauma assessment mnemonic [Re: dweste]
WILD_WEASEL Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 105
Loc: Afghanistan
The standard EMT Rapid Trauma Assessment mnemonic is DCAP-BTLS:

Deformities
Contusions
Abrasions
Penetrations
Burns
Tenderness
Lacerations
Swelling


Edited by WILD_WEASEL (01/31/11 08:43 AM)
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