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Trauma patients are assessed in a systematic way via the primary and secondary survey.
The primary survey consists of ABCDE (Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, and Exposure, assessed in that order). Medication considerations are associated with every step of the primary survey (ex. A - meds for intubation, B - analgesia for a pneumothorax, C - fluids, then blood, D - meds for traumatic brain injury, E - antibiotics for open fractures). This occurs almost instantaneously in the
When the secondary survey is obtained, an AMPLE amount of information is needed (Allergies, Medications, Past medical history, Last meal, Events surrounding the injury). All this information is taken into consideration when selecting medications for a patient during a #traumaninja #pharmacist #theedtraumacist #miamitrauma #traumabay #traumiami #pharmacy #trauma #traumaalert