Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Topic Options
#215808 - 01/28/11 03:39 AM Trauma assessment mnemonic
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2434
Loc: Central California
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)

Top
#215874 - 01/28/11 11:02 PM Re: Trauma assessment mnemonic [Re: dweste]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 1693
Of course, first and before all that:

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

Top
#215878 - 01/29/11 01:43 AM Re: Trauma assessment mnemonic [Re: dweste]
gulliamo Offline
Member

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

Top
#216032 - 01/31/11 08:40 AM Re: Trauma assessment mnemonic [Re: dweste]
WILD_WEASEL Offline
Member

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)
_________________________
To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.

Top



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Who's Online
0 registered (), 108 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
BobE, Lou, dodongsmith, Craig_Wilson, macmardo
5007 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Bitcoin: What's the Appeal?
by benjammin
Today at 07:15 AM
just another AR 15 thread
by benjammin
Today at 06:50 AM
Earthquakes and short memories.
by Treeseeker
Today at 01:40 AM
Surviving getting older
by bsmith
Yesterday at 10:10 PM
Might be time to change your passwords
by Arney
Yesterday at 05:25 PM
What's the best Duct tape and Electrical tape?
by MoBOB
Yesterday at 03:18 PM
AA to USB Power Charger Review
by Teslinhiker
Yesterday at 04:02 AM
Korean ferry sinking
by brandtb
Yesterday at 01:25 AM
Newest Images
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
70's Buck 501
My Completed Survival Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.