Patient assessment

A qualitative exploration of current paramedic cardiac auscultation practices

CA is a skill using both the bell and diaphragm of a stethoscope on the praecordium to identify both normal and abnormal sounds emanating from the heart. This is part of a complete examination of the...

Exploring paramedic patient assessment

Records of battlefield first aid can be evidenced on Grecian pottery from as early as 500 BC, demonstrating early records of ambulances in alignment with military activities (Pearn, 1994). With global...

The revision of the primary survey: a 2011 review

‘It is the duty of the attendant to carefully watch the patient, and to note any change in his condition. Complaints of pain, changes to breathing or pulses, change in posture, or any particular...

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