external/internal disaster situations...pls help..

  1. [font=courier new]just want to ask some information on external and internal disaster situations? who you'd assess first? is using the abc's and maslows the needed priorities?
    [font=courier new]your opinion counts...
    [font=courier new]thanks..
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  3. by   ihya_fixt
    use triage,stable vs unstable patients,nursing process,ABC's and maslows.
    in emergency room,implementation first before assessment.when assesing who should see first situations, follow stable vs unstable patients,you have to assess unstable patients first of course.for prioritizations,use ABC's and maslows.pain is not a priority,it is just considered psychosocial,but if you have a MI patient or if the patient is having a severe pain,that makes pain as the priority.always remember nursing process,assessment first before implementation,if the question didn't state any objective data, that's the time you will assess first.
  4. by   guayabal
    If you are in the ER you must follow the ABC and stability versus instability. But let say you are in a building and there is an explosion and a lot of people are hurt, then you need to prioritize backward, get the must stable patients first, the rationale is to get the stable ones first so they can help you out with the others.

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    use triage,stable vs unstable patients,nursing process,ABC's and maslows.
    in emergency room,implementation first before assessment.when assesing who should see first situations, follow stable vs unstable patients,you have to assess unstable patients first of course.for prioritizations,use ABC's and maslows.pain is not a priority,it is just considered psychosocial,but if you have a MI patient or if the patient is having a severe pain,that makes pain as the priority.always remember nursing process,assessment first before implementation,if the question didn't state any objective data, that's the time you will assess first.

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