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Secondary Assessment. They’re breathing and have a pulse, now what do I do?. Secondary Assessment. After the initial assessment, conduct a secondary assessment Do a head-to-toe exam for a conscious adult and a toe-to-head exam for an infant/child. DVD Segment: Secondary Assessment.

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Secondary assessment

Secondary Assessment

They’re breathing and have a pulse, now what do I do?


Secondary assessment1
Secondary Assessment

  • After the initial assessment, conduct a secondary assessment

  • Do a head-to-toe exam for a conscious adult and a toe-to-head exam for an infant/child



Use sample as an easy way to remember the questions for secondary exam
Use SAMPLE as an easy way to remember the questions for secondary exam

  • S – Signs and symptoms

  • A – Allergies

  • M – Medications

  • P – Pertinent past medical history

  • L – Last oral intake

  • E – Events leading up to the incident


Sudden illness
Sudden Illness secondary

  • Victims of sudden illness generally look and feel ill

  • Check victim and look for medical ID bracelet

  • Do not be afraid to ask questions

  • Condition can worsen if nothing is done


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Sudden Illness secondary

  • Diabetic emergency

  • Seizure in the water

  • Stroke

  • Fainting

  • Poisoning

  • Insect stings

  • Snake and spider bites



Wounds
Wounds secondary

  • Injury to soft tissue is called a wound

  • Internal bleeding: skin’s surface is not broken and there is damage below the surface

  • External bleeding: break in the skin’s surface



Shock
Shock secondary

  • Any serious injury/illness can cause shock

  • Shock is a natural reaction by the body and means the condition is serious


Shock1
Shock secondary

  • Signs and symptoms…

    • Restlessness/irritability

    • Altered levels of consciousness

    • Pale/ashen

    • Cool/moist skin

    • Excessive thirst

    • Nausea


Shock2
Shock secondary

  • How to care for shock…

    • Call 911

    • Monitor ABC’s

    • Control bleeding

    • Raise legs 12 inches

    • Keep comfortable

    • Reassure


Heat related emergencies
Heat-Related Emergencies secondary

  • Heat Cramps: muscle spasms that occur in the legs and abdomen

  • Heat Exhaustion: early indicator that body’s cooling system is shutting down

    - Headache/nausea/dizzy

    - Heavy sweating

  • Heat stroke: Body’s system is overwhelmed

    - Red/hot/dry skin

    - Vomiting

    - Changes in consciousness


Cold related emergencies
Cold-Related Emergencies secondary

  • Frostbite: Freezing of body parts exposed to the cold

  • Hypothermia: Entire body is cooled


Cold related emergencies1
Cold-Related Emergencies secondary

  • Frostbite…

    • Loss of feeling in affected area

    • Skin may appear waxy, cold or discolored

    • Does NOT have to be extermely cold for someone to suffer a cold-related emergenciy, especially if they are wet or if it is windy




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