Oriented X4

  1. what does the x4 mean?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   atrice
    Person, place, time and situation. Some facilities only do 3X and some 4X...situation is the extra one.
  4. by   Halinja
    Patient is aware of:

    1. What their name is
    2. Where they are
    3. What time it is
    4. What just happened/is happening

    We just usually use x3
    Last edit by Halinja on Apr 29, '07 : Reason: Had 'em in the wrong order
  5. by   EricJRN
    It's a good question... for some people, A&O x 3 would indicate a completely normal orientation, while for some A&O x 3 means they aren't oriented to event. Sometimes have to rely on context or, ideally, stop and clarify.
  6. by   scoobydoo32
    in NY it is x3 person place and time
  7. by   wtbcrna
    You see EMTs/Paramedics use the A&O x 4 the most it is very helpful right after accidents...ie. Do you remember what just happened? A lot of people will remember everything else but will have a temporary loss of memory at the time of accident.

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