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General assessment and preliminary assessment following injuries

Patricia Sylla

in Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198529101
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597529 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198529101.003.0001

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

General assessment and preliminary assessment following injuries

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History taking and physical examination - The significance of the past medical, social, and drug history in assessing emergencies and admissions - Assessment of patients undergoing surgery - Assessing the elderly - Physical examination - Differential diagnosis of 'the swollen face' by region - Preliminary assessment of multiple-injured patients—general points - The primary survey - History taking in major trauma—the 'ample' history - History taking in major trauma—the mechanism of injury - Primary survey—airway - Primary survey—breathing - Primary survey—circulation - Primary survey—disability - Primary survey—initial investigations - Primary survey—re-assessment

Chapter.  12826 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Otolaryngology (ENT)

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