rapid trauma assessment


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Related to rapid trauma assessment: focused trauma assessment, rapid trauma exam

rap·id med·i·cal as·sess·ment

(rap'id med'i-kăl ă-ses'mĕnt)
Quick head-to-toe physical examination of an unresponsive prehospital medical patient to discover signs of disease or injury before transport.
Synonym(s): rapid trauma assessment.

rapid trauma assessment

Abbreviation: RTA
The evaluation of a trauma patient's head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, and posterior, conducted after the initial assessment in patients with a forceful mechanism of injury, such as a car crash.
Synonym: rapid trauma exam
See also: assessment