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The ABCs are

Airway, breathing, and circulation

1

What does AVPU stand for?

Alert, Verbal, Painful, and Unresponsive

2

The aid for classifying a patients level of responsiveness or mental status

AVPU

3

The reason EMS was called, in the patients own words

Chief complaint

4

Impression of the patient's condition that is formed on first approaching the patient, based on the environment, chief complaint, and appearance.

General impression

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Actions taken to correct of manage a patients problems

Interventions

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Level of responsiveness

Mental status

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The first element in a patients assessment to discover and deal with life-threatening problems.

Primary assessment

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The decision regarding the need for immediate transport of the patient versus further assessment and care at the scene

Priority