Exercises for Lesson 1

1. Vital signs include the patient's __________  ,__________, and__________ .

2. You are obtaining a patient's SAMPLE history. What do the letters in SAMPLE mean?

S__________
A__________
M__________
P__________
L__________
E___________

3.In the AVPU method of evaluating the patient's level of consciousness, what does each letter stand for?

A__________
V__________
P__________
U__________

4.Your patient does not respond when you question him about his name, where he is, what day it is, or what has happened. However, he shows a pain response to a wound on his leg and will follow the simple command, "Raise your right arm," when you yell at him. How would you classify this person on the AVPU scale?

5.Score the following patient using the Glasgow Coma Scale.

__________The patient opens his eyes when spoken to or when directed to do so.

__________The patient answers questions with responses inappropriate to the questions.

__________The patient can localize the pain that he is feeling.

__________Total Glasgow score.


Solutions to Exercises for Lesson 1

1.Temperature, pulse, breathing, and blood pressure (any order) (para 1-1)

2.

Signs and symptoms
Allergies
Medication
Pertinent past history
Last oral intake
Events leading to injury or illness

3.

A--Alert and oriented
V-- Responds to verbal stimulus
P-- Responds to pain.
U-- Unresponsive.

4. V-- Responds to verbal stimulus           

5

E3
V3
M5
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