Initial Evaluation and Systems Priorities

Emergency Personnel Behavior
  • Stay calm 

  • Work quickly

  • Minimize patient stress

  • Be prepared


Systems Priorities in Trauma

Arterial Bleeding

2 Respiratory System
3 Cardiovascular System
4 Hemorrhage and Transfusion
5 Neurological System
6 Musculoskeletal System
8 Abdominal Injuries

How do the systems priorities relate to triage of emergency patients?

"Treat the patient and not the numbers"

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