Primary survey: Patient one (Breathing (Resp. rate (22 breaths/min (EWS…
Primary survey: Patient one
Is the airway clear and maintained?
Patent with no vomitus, bleeding, or oedema
Are there airway noises?
Inhalation noises are present
Can the patient speak full sentences?
Patient is able to speak a full sentence (6-8 words). A breath is needed after each sentence
Is there air movement?
Obvious signs of inhalation and expiration
22 breaths/min (EWS 2)
Dinamap monitor = 94% (EWS 1)
Fingertip pulse oximeter = 100%
Spontaneous breathing. shortness of breath
Work of breathing
Increased work of breathing. Tripod stance
Regular strong pulse of 22 beats per minute (EWS 22)
Colour and warmth of peripheries
Normal colour and warm. No signs of bleeding.
< 2 seconds
An initial assessment which identifies injuries or life-threatening conditions. Used on a patient in a timely manner.
No deformities noted. Temperature slightly low
Patient re-positioned from tripod stance to semi-fowlers. This ensures an adequate amount of air supply into the lungs.
An extra blanket had been provided to control the patients temperature.
Fingertip probe had been used after a false reading via the dinamap monitor.