Conduct physical examination in emergency

Description

Conduct a thorough and detailed physical examination of the patient in emergency situations, using assessment skills such as observation, palpation, and auscultation and formulating diagnoses across all age ranges, followed by the calling for specialist when available.

Alternative labels

carry out physical examination in emergency
conduct physical examinations in emergencies
carry out physical examinations in emergency situations
conduct physical examinations in emergency
examine patients in emergency situations

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Conduct physical examination in emergency is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Paramedic in emergency responses: Paramedics in emergency responses provide emergency care to sick, injured, and vulnerable persons in emergency medical situations, before and during transport to a medical facility. They implement and oversee the transfer of the patient in connection with transport. They provide assistance in acute situations, implement life-saving emergency measures, and monitor the performance of the transportation process. As allowed by national law they may also provide oxygen, certain drugs, the puncture of peripheral veins and infusion of crystalloid solutions and perform endotracheal intubation if needed for the immediate prevention of threats for the life or health of an emergency patient.
Hospital porter: Hospital porters are professional healthcare assistants who transport people on stretchers around the hospital site, as well as and items.

Optional skill

Conduct physical examination in emergency is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Rescue diver: Rescue divers are divers that manage underwater emergencies. They prevent and manage problems underwater, handle dive emergencies and operate rescue equipment. Rescue divers manage diving operations in seas or waterways. They work under demanding physical conditions to rescue and retrieve people or objects.

 


 

References

  1. Conduct physical examination in emergency – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022