Welcome to the lesson on secondary diagnosis and treatment. In this video, we'll discuss a more thorough survey of the brief ABCDE. The secondary diagnosis includes focused history and physical examination involving the person, the person's family, and any witnesses. In terms of history, follow the acronym spam, which stands for signs and symptoms, past medical history, allergies, and medications. For details on what to check during spam evaluation, refer to table eight and the corresponding pls manual. The focus examination is guided by the answers to the focus history.
For example, a report of difficult breathing will prompt a thorough airway and lung examination that may also prompt a portable chest X ray study in a hospital setting. The key point is that it's best to work from head to toe to complete a comprehensive survey, make use of diagnostic tools when possible to augment physical examination. This concludes our lesson on secondary diagnosis. treatment. Next, we'll review life threatening issues.