You are just starting in Resus and take a handover for what sounds like a rather interesting trauma case in Bay 3. You are asked to do the secondary survey.

Questions

Answer one question before attending the face-to-face teaching session. Add comments to answers already given if you think it's appropriate. The first part of teaching will be spent discussing this case:

  1. At what point in the management of trauma should the secondary survey be performed?

  2. Who should perform the secondary survey?

  3. What is the commonly used approach for history taking in the secondary survey?

  4. If the patient is unconscious how can you answer your questions from Q3?

  5. What should your examination include?

  6. What does a tertiary survey involve and when should it take place?

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