Secondary survey in trauma

The secondary survey in trauma is a more detailed assessment of the patient that is performed after the initial assessment and stabilization. It includes a thorough head-to-toe exam, looking for any additional injuries that may have been missed. It also includes a more detailed history taking, to get a better understanding of the mechanism of injury and the events leading up to the present.

Time to complete

3 minutes

Eligibility

The secondary surveys in trauma can be filled out by any qualified medical professional. However, it is generally completed by a physician, nurse, or other health care provider with experience managing trauma patients.

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Questions for Secondary survey in trauma

1.

What is your name?

The answer should be a text input.
2.

What is your age?

The answer should be a number input.
3.

What is the mechanism of your injury?

The answer should be a text input.
4.

What are your chief complaints?

The answer should be a text input.
5.

What is your medical history?

The answer should be a text input.
6.

What is your past surgical history?

The answer should be a text input.
7.

What is your social history?

The answer should be a text input.
8.

What is your family history?

The answer should be a text input.
9.

What is your review of systems?

The answer should be a text input.
10.

What is your physical examination?

The answer should be a text input.
11.

What is your mental status examination?

The answer should be a text input.
12.

What is your initial blood pressure?

The answer should be a text input.
13.

What is your initial heart rate?

The answer should be a text input.
14.

What is your initial respiratory rate?

The answer should be a text input.
15.

What is your initial temperature?

The answer should be a text input.
16.

What is your initial oxygen saturation?

The answer should be a text input.
17.

What is your initial blood sugar?

The answer should be a text input.
18.

What is your initial white blood cell count?

The answer should be a text input.
19.

What is your initial haemoglobin/hematocrit?

The answer should be a text input.

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Secondary survey in trauma

What is a secondary survey in trauma?

A secondary survey in trauma is a more comprehensive assessment of the patient that is performed after the initial assessment and stabilization. This survey includes a more thorough head-to-toe examination, as well as looking for any additional injuries that may have been missed in the initial assessment.

Why is a secondary survey important?

A secondary survey is important because it allows medical providers to get a more complete picture of the patient's injuries and makes sure that all injuries have been identified and treated.

What are some of the things that are included in a secondary survey?

A secondary survey usually includes a more thorough head-to-toe examination, as well as questions about the patient's medical history and mechanism of injury. Additionally, diagnostic tests such as X-rays and CT scans may be ordered during the secondary survey in order to further evaluate the patient's injuries.

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