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Flashcards in BEC 2 Deck (4):
1

ABCDE

A - airway with c-spine protection
B - breathing and oxygenation
C - circulation and haemorrhage control
D - disability/ level of consciousness
E - exposure / examination / evidence / everything else

2

AVPU

- levels of response
A - alert
V - voice = confused, inappropriate words, utters sounds, no verbal response
P - pain = localises pain, repsonds only
U - unresponsive

3

blockages to airway

- decreased level of consciousness (LOC)
- body fluids
- foreign bodies
- inflammation
- infection
- trauma
- spasm

4

airway assessment

- unresponsive
- added sounds eg snoring, gurgling, wheezing, stridor
- use of accessory muscles
- see-saw respiratory pattern