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What is the acronym used for assessing a patient during a rapid physical exam?



This question is part of HM Book Ch 21: Emergency Procedures (In progress)
Asked by BAS LPO, Last updated: Nov 20, 2020

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c.Dorothy

c.Dorothy

c.Dorothy
C.Dorothy

Answered Apr 18, 2018

DCAP-BTLS is a memory aide acronym to recall particular delicate tissue wounds to search for amid a man's evaluation after horrendous damage. This is a key part amid a quick injury assessment.]When leading physical examinations and go to toe studies the acronym DCAP-BTLS can help in your disclosure of wounds.

In spite of the fact that not every person likes acronyms, DCAP-BTLS is a valuable method to structure your reasoning when directing a thorough check for wounds. So what does DCAP-BTLS remain for?


D - Deformity
C - Contusions (bruising)
A - Abrasions
P - Penetrations, punctures or paradoxical movement
B - Burns
T - Tenderness
L - Lacerations
S - Swelling

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BAS LPO

BAS LPO

BAS LPO
BAS LPO

Answered Sep 05, 2017

DCAP BTLS

HM Manual page 21-30
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