Triage is sorting patients according to their need for medical care 1 survey is performed ASAP to check for life threatening conditions 2 survey is a full PE later on and includes diagnostics, monitoring and therapeutics
What is the difference between triage, primary survey and secondary survey?
Airway Breathing Circulation Disability
This is used for the primary survey
What does ABCD stand for?
asses airway patency and provide O2 therapy if needed
What should you consider under A of primary survey?
Is your patient apneic? > ventilate
If not apneic, assess RR, auscultate the thorax and check for any visible trauma
What should you consider under B of primary survey?
Check all perfusion parameters: CRT, MM, HR, PR + quality, temp of extremes vs core
What should you consider under C of primary survey?
Level of consciousness + CNS status, pain, toxin exposure
What should you consider under D of primary survey?
Level 1 - immediate
An animal presents with apnea, active seizures or imminent CPA. What triage level is it?
Level 2 - very urgent, requires immediate evaluation
An animal presents with acute abdominal pain, shock, dyspnoea or suspected poisoning. What triage level is it?
Level 3 - urgent. Needs immediate visual + evaluation within 15 minutes and an exam in under 2 hrs
An animal presents with trauma without shock, respiratory distress or V+ and D+. What triage level is it?
Level 4 - standard. Needs visual + evaluation w/i 60 mins, and an exam w/i 3 hrs
An animal presents with minor trauma, abscess, anorexia or lethargy. What triage level is it?