Chapter 35: Urgent Care and Emergency Procedures

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College Clinical Medical Assisting (Clinical Medical Assisting) Flashcards on Chapter 35: Urgent Care and Emergency Procedures, created by La'Shae on 07/18/2015.
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First Responder is the first person to arrive at the scene of an emergency, trained to respond to the needs of the victim
When at the Scene -determine scene safety -whenever possible, apply PPE -Establish unresponsiveness and check to see if the victim has MedicAlert Bracelet
Urgent Care Tips: Unresponsive *Alert workers and physician (have someone call 911) -ABCDDR: Open Airway, check breathing and administer ventilation, check for circulation and administer compression, obtain AED and administer shocks, check for other disabilities, respond to victim's condition or injury
Establishing Unresponsiveness -A: alert; victim is awake and able to give info -V: responds to verbal stimuli; can answer questions -P: responds to painful stimuli; victim only responds to pain -U: unresponsive; not awake and does not respond
Ventricular Fibrillation a condition in which the heart twitches or flutters with no organize movement
Defribrillation is a procedure in which drugs or electrical shocks are used to restore normal contractions
Automated External Defibrillator AED a type of defibrillator that allows a persons with very little training the ability to provide shocks to a victim who is VF
DOTS (deformities, open injuries, tenderness, or swelling) -after ABCD -head to toe assessment to check for disabilities and should not lift or move head if trauma is suspected
Recovery Position carefully roll victim on their side
Cardiac Bay/ Trauma Room -abdominal pain, -anaphylactic -asthma attack -breathing emergency -cardiac emergency -head and neck injuries -heat stroke/ hypothemia -shock -stroke' -unconsciousness -seizures
Procedure Room -anxiety -bleeding emergencies -soft tissue injuries -burns; moderate to severe -dehydration -eye injuries -head or neck injuries; minor -strains, sprains, and fractures -abrasions, lacerations, and punctures
Basic Examination Room -abdominal stomach pain -anxiety symptoms -burns; mild -cold/allergy/sinus -psychiatric -fever -headache -insect stings or bites - rashes and skin disorders -urinary tract disorders -vaginal penile
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