Patient Assessment | Part Three

Phases of Scene Assessment (Continued)

5 – Detailed Physical Examination

Detailed assessment: organized, subjective and objective exam For priority patients, do this en route to the hospital

6 – Ongoing Assessment

Continue through definitive field management and transportation

  • Stable every 15 min
  • Unstable every 5 min
  • Mental Status
  • Monitor the airway
  • Monitor breathing rate and quality
  • Reassess the pulse rate and quality
  • Reassess priority
  • Reassess vital signs
  • Repeat focused exam re: complaints
  • Check interventions: Definitive field management
    • Airway maintenance
    • IV Fluids
    • Cardiac
    • Splints, bandages
    • Blood glucose


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