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The grating sound or feeling of broken bones rubbing together

Crepitation

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An assessment of the entire body in a non-rapid trauma assessment (typically en route to the hospital) when preliminary assessments and interventions are completed.

Detailed physical exam

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A condition of the abdomen when it is being stretched, inflated, or larger than normal

Distention

3

Information gathered regarding the symptoms and nature of the patient' current concern

History of present illness (HPI)

4

Bulging of the neck veins

Jugular Vein Distention (JVD)

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Movement of a part of the chest in the opposite direction to the rest of the chest during respiration

Paradoxical motion

6

Information gathered regarding the patient's health problems in the past

Past medical history (PMH)

7

Persistent erection of the penis that may result from spinal injury and some medical problems

Priapism

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A rapid assessment of the body to detect signs and symptoms of injury

Rapid trauma assessment

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What does SAMPLE stand for?

Signs and symptoms
Allergies
Medications
Pertinent past history
Last oral intake
Events leading up to the injury or illness

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A permanent surgical opening in the neck through which the patient breathes

Stoma

11

A surgical incision held open by a metal or plastic tube

Tracheostomy

12

A patient suffering from one or more physical injuries

Trauma patient