Immediate airwaybreathingcirculation

If the patient is conscious and able to speak, airway patency, breathing, and circulation can be assessed in a systematic fashion. If the patient cannot speak, check his or her level of consciousness and pupils, and look for localizing signs. If the Glasgow Coma Scale is less than 9, the airway needs protecting urgently with an endotracheal tube. A meticulous assessment of breathing and circulation should follow. Commence monitoring of continuous oxygen saturation, ECG, and non-invasive blood pressure measurement.

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