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EMT NOTES

Patient Assessment Skills Lab



  • Scene safety and BSI
  • "Are you all right?"
  • LOC (Level of Consciousness)
  • C-Spine (secure neck if indicated)
  • "ABC'S:
    • Airway Management
    • Breathing
    • Circulation
  • Rapid Scane:
    • check head for fractures
    • neck
    • shoulders
    • sternum
    • ribs
    • butterfly breath (put hands on ribs, underneath breasts, and ask patient to breathe)
    • abdomen
    • pelvis
    • legs
      • pedal pulse
      • toes-ask to wiggle, "which toe am I holding?"
    • arms
      • pulse
      • fingers-ask to wiggle, "which finger am I holding?"
    • log role
      • check back for injury
      • lung sounds on back
      • insert backboard if indicated