Rapid ABC Assessment
Aka: Rapid ABC Assessment
- See Also
- ABC Management
- Trauma Primary Survey
- Emergency Airway Management (includes Primary Survey Airway Evaluation)
- Emergency Breathing Management (includes Primary Survey Breathing Evaluation)
- Emergency Circulation Management (includes Primary Survey Circulation Evaluation)
- Rapid assessment of airway, breathing and circulatory status in the conscious patient
- Provider introduces themself to the patient
- Patient questions
- What is your name?
- What happened?
- Ability to respond appropriately to above questions without distress suggests intact ABCD
- Failure in any response should be followed by urgent and complete evaluation and ABC Management (or Primary Survey in Trauma)
- (2012) ATLS 9th Ed., American College Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, p. 6