Assess the patient's situation

When you assess the patient's situation, you can record critical patient information such as the chief complaint, the onset, provocation/palliation, quality, region/radiation, severity, and time (OPQRST) of the complaint, the assessment of the patient, symptoms, and injury descriptions/locations.


Identify the primary and secondary impression

Assess OPQRST symptoms

Perform initial patient assessment

List patient symptoms

Describe patient injuries

Work with the injury summary