Routine Body Exam

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This is to discover what is wrong with the casualty and is very useful when the casualty is unconscious and cannot tell you their injuries. You are looking for swelling, dampness or deformity. You also always compare both sides of the body to each other as this helps you see when something is wrong.

When you are checking each area you should try to move the casualty as little as possible as they could have a spinal injury. You should also ask them if the pupils are equal and reacting to light, and see if there is fluid coming from the nose, the ears or the mouth.

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