Flashcards in Primary Assessment Chapter 11 Deck (9)
The ABCs are
Airway, breathing, and circulation
What does AVPU stand for?
Alert, Verbal, Painful, and Unresponsive
The aid for classifying a patients level of responsiveness or mental status
The reason EMS was called, in the patients own words
Impression of the patient's condition that is formed on first approaching the patient, based on the environment, chief complaint, and appearance.
Actions taken to correct of manage a patients problems
Level of responsiveness
The first element in a patients assessment to discover and deal with life-threatening problems.