The Primary Survey is the critical first step in the “Initial Assessment” of a seriously injured patient. It provides a quick and efficient way to identify if the patient has a life threatening injury, and management should begin simultaneously (21).

Primary Survey is a rapid primary evaluation determining the need for resuscitation of vital functions, with a more detailed Secondary Survey that follows.

 

The patient should be exposed during the Primary Survey to get a quick overview of injuries (copy)

The patient should be exposed during the Primary Survey to get a quick overview of injuries
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