S in SAMPLE
signs/symptoms(how do you feel? Do you hurt anywhere?)
questions to ask pt for S in Sample
how do you feel? do you hurt anywhere? If patient is unresponsive, ask bystanders if they were complaining of anything before loosing conciousness
A in SAMPLE
allergies (do you have any allergies? are you allergic to any medications?)
M in SAMPLE
Medications (are you currently taking any medications?)
P in SAMPLE
Pertinent Past Medical History (have you had any RECENT illnesses? have you been seeing a doctor for any conditions?)
questions to ask pt for P in SAMPLE
have you had any recent illnesses? have you been seeing a doctor for any conditions? have you had surgery lately? INSPECT NECK FOR MEDICAL ID TAG
L in SAMPLE
last oral intake (when did you last eat/drink anything?)
E in SAMPLE
Events leading up to injury/illness (How did the incident happen?)
O in OPQRST
Onset (what made you call?)
question for O in OPQRST
what made you call?
P in OPQRST
Provocation (what makes the symptom worse? what makes it better?)
questions to ask pt for P in OPQRST
what makes the symptom worse? what makes it better?
Q in OPQRST
Quality (how would you describe the pain?) OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS
R in OPQRST
Radiation (where do you feel the pain? where does the pain go?)
questions to ask pt for R in OPQRST
where do you feel the pain? where does the pain go?
S in OPQRST
Severity (how bad is the symptom? rate the pain on scale of 1-10)
T in OPQRST
Time (how long have you had the symptom?)
questions to ask pt for T in OPQRST
how long has this been going on? What made you call 911? Was there any change in the symptoms that made you call?
V in AVPU
Verbal- pt responds to verbal stimuli
P in AVPU
painful stimuli - pt responds to touch/sternum rub
U in AVPU
pt is Unresponsive
D in DCAPBTLS
C in DCAPBTLS
L in DCAPBTLS
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