Initial Examination of Patient
Check - airway is clear, breathing, pulse. Protect neck from movement.
Head - check for wounds, fluid from eyes, ears, nose, mouth. Check Level of Unconsciousness - Alert, responds to voice, responds only to pain, unresponsive.
Neck - is airway OK, upper spine: if in doubt support head and neck.
Chest - feels ribs for any sign of pain or deformity.
Abdomen - press very gently and check for any spasms, swelling or pain.
Back - feel gently along spine noting any points of tenderness.
Pelvis - apply gentle pressure to the crest of each hip in a downward direction towards the centre line of body and note any pain or instability.
Legs - squeeze each one from groin to toes looking for lack of circulation, sensation, or motion in the toes.