Basics #1

Please remove most of the patient’s clothing as needed to properly visualize the complaint.

For instance, if I see multiple shirts still tucked in on someone with abdominal pain, I’m going to assume that you didn’t examine anything.

If you strap a major trauma patient to the longboard with clothes on, that means you’re either lazy (clothes are coming off somewhere and it had better begin with you in the field) or incompetent (you don’t realize this person is going to the trauma center).

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