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Protect cervical spine.
Signs of obstruction.
: establish a patent airway.
Respiratory rate, check bilateral chest movement, percuss and auscultate.
: if no respiratory effort treat as arrest, intubate and ventilate. If breathing compromised give ↑concentration oxygen
, manage according to findings (eg tension pneumothorax)
check pulse and BP, capillary refill, signs of haemorrhage.
: if no cardiac output treat as arrest, if shocked treat accordingly.
AVPU: Alert, Visual stimulus (responds to), Pain stimulus, Unresponsive
Undress, but cover to avoid hypothermia.
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