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Medical: 5 Renal/Urology: 7

DECLARATIVE

  • I.

    Introduction

    • A.

      Epidemiology

      • 1.

        Incidence

      • 2.

        Mortality/ morbidity

      • 3.

        Risk factors

      • 4.

        Prevention strategies

    • B.

      Anatomy and physiology review

    • C.

      Mechanisms of injuries/ illness

II.

General pathophysiology, assessment and management

  • A.

    Pathophysiology of abdominal pain

    • 1.

      Bacterial contamination

  • a.

    Urinary tract infection

    • 2.

      Types of abdominal pain

a.

Visceral pain

(1)

Obstruction of hollow viscera (ureters, urethra, etc.)

b

.

Referred pain

B.

Assessment findings

1. 2 .

Scene size-up Initial assessment

    • a.

      Airway

    • b.

      Breathing

    • c.

      Circulation

    • d.

      Disability

    • e.

      Chief complaint

  • 3.

    Focused history

    • a.

      Onset

    • b.

      Provoking factors

    • c.

      Quality

    • d.

      Region/ radiation

    • e.

      Severity

    • f.

      Time

    • g.

      Previous history of same event

    • h.

      Nausea / vomiting

    • i.

      Change in bowel habits/ stool

      • (1)

        Constipation

      • (2)

        Diarrhea

    • j.

      Weight loss

    • k.

      Last meal

    • l.

      Chest pain

  • 4.

    Focused physical examination

    • a.

      Appearance

    • b.

      Posture

    • c.

      Level of consciousness

    • d.

      Apparent state of health

    • e.

      Skin color

    • f.

      Vital signs

    • g.

      Inspect abdomen

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────────────────────────── United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum

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